Sardar Azmoun joins AS Roma: The centre-forward arrived at the court of Josè Mourinho

The striker born in 1995, of Iranian nationality, will move to the Capitoline club from Bayer Leverkusen on loan with the right to buy Roma finally has its new striker. Sardar Azmoun has just arrived in Italy, landing at Ciampino airport. The Iranian striker, arriving from Bayer Leverkusen, will be taken by the Giallorossi club with the formula of the loan with the right to buy fixed at a figure between 10 and 12 million euros. The “Iranian Messi”, a true institution in his country, arrives at Mourinho’s court needing to recover from a ligament injury.

But that is not all. Because the injury is much more serious than it is Message from the club that has left downtime open. This is significant: as the 28-year-old’s tendon was also affected, he will now be out for six to eight weeks. Bad setback for Azmoun, who ideally won’t be back on the field before the beginning of September and therefore will certainly miss Leverkusen’s first round match in the DFB Cup and the first three league games. If the rehabilitation does not go as it should, at least his presence in the most important match in Munich on 15 September is still in the balance.

Azmoun already had an identical Injury in October 2022

How long does it take to get back in shape after such a trauma, the center forward found out the hard way in autumn 2022, after suffering the exact same injury during warm-up during the Champions League match in Porto on October 4 and he himself at the World Cup in Qatar in the three group games between November 21 and 29 was not quite at the top. However, the top star of the Iranian team showed an evident physical deficit in the three partials. His condition at the time was still far from what would have been required to have a realistic chance of playing in a Bundesliga match.

Azmoun had become Bayer’s number 3 centre-forward

This is a blow to Azmoun in two respects: firstly, because he presented himself well at the beginning of the preparation. Secondly, because with this long period of inactivity, a move that the attacker was considering is likely to be out of the question in this transfer window. Leverkusen’s hopes of cashing in a transfer fee of around ten million euros for Azmoun this summer have dashed. Indeed, in these conditions, Roma managed to obtain the loan for the Iranian, who arrived at Leverkusen from Zenit St. Petersburg at the beginning of 2022 for a fee of 2.5 million euros and who has had to fight several times with health problems . It is also bitter for Azmoun, who after the signing of Victor Boniface (from Union Saint-Gilloise) and the return of striker Patrik Schick (after an adductor operation) scheduled by the club for the beginning of October, had been relegated to center forward number 3 of Leverkusen. Azmoun and Bayer – a far from happy experience.