Replacing Edin Dzeko is not easy - former Roma director Petrachi

Thu 12 August 2021 | 8:38

The ex-Roma director said ‘it’s not easy to replace Edin Dzeko’, who is joining Serie A champions Inter. ‘I think he’s an extraordinary footballer’.

Edin Dzeko

is heading to


for the 2021-22 season and

Gianluca Petrachi

talked about his time at


, when he tried to convince the Bosnia international to stay at the Olimpico.

When I arrived at Roma, Dzeko was on the transfer market,”

Petrachi told

Sky Sport Italia


“In my small way, I imposed myself as much as I could.

“I dealt with a professional, an exemplary guy. Dzeko understood and finally convinced himself to stay with us. I think he’s an extraordinary footballer.

“Today, Roma are depriving themselves of this lad, it’s not easy to replace him. He’s a separate department.

“I wish him all the best, but it won’t be easy to replace him.”

The veteran met the back of the net 119 times in 260 matches since he made a move to the Giallorossi in 2016 and has found the target 15 times in 25 Champions League games with Roma.

source: SportMob

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