Roma forward Borja Mayoral has scored 14 goals this term and the Giallorossi could reportedly opt to count on the Real Madrid loanee for the future.
The 24-year-old arrived on a two-year loan from Los Blancos last summer with an option to buy in July 2022.
The Spanish centre-forward’s contract with Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2023 and the Giallorossi have a decision to make already this year.
Tuttomercatoweb points out that La Lupa could decide to focus on Mayoral as their first choice at the Olimpico but will still have to buy a new centre-forward should Edin Dzeko leave Rome.
Thus the sporting director and the coach must choose a path, either to sign a back-up striker or invest and use Mayoral as a lucrative back-up.
The report claims Roma are looking at both Torino forward Andrea Belotti and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, which would make Borja Mayoral the back-up, but everything will depend on Dzeko’s future in the capital.
Mayoral has scored seven times in 24 Serie A games but has added another seven in 11 Europa League appearances this season.
His last goal helped Roma keep their hopes of a place in the Champions League alive, when the Giallorossi beat Bologna 1-0.