Roma are looking at the current form of Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria with delight. Monchi the sporting director at Roma, is looking to trigger their buy back clause on the striker.
According to reports from Calciomercato, Roma will look to immediately sell Sanabria to Atletico Madrid.
Sanabria left the Italian capital for Betis on a full time basis in the summer of 2016. Recognising the striker’s potential talent in their books, Roma added a buy back clause into the deal. This buy back option is valued at €11 million but will rise to €14 million next season.
Roma are looking to take the striker back this summer or even in January, and sell him on again. Diego Simeone is a great admirer of the 21 year old. With his Atleti side struggling for goals in order to keep up with Barcelona and Real Madrid, he is looking to revitalise his forward line.
Once his move form Chelsea is completed in January, Diego Costa will be back into the first team. On top of this, Fernando Torres time at his boyhood club has reached its end. There are rumours they might offload Antoine Griezmann in January also. Another striker that may not have long left at the club is Kevin Gameiro. With that, there is a clear message of a change in attack in Madrid.
Simeone will have liked what he has seen from Sanabria so far with Betis this season. The 21 year old had a difficult first season in Andalucia where he suffered a number of injuries. With those issues behind him now, he has hit full confidence under Quique Setien. Having scored seven goals in ten La Liga this season, Sanabria currently sits fourth in the goal scoring charts.
Even with this rich run of form, Roma do not want to keep the striker and look to sell Sanabria to Atletico Madrid instead. The Italian side will not use their buy back of Sanabria from Betis until an agreement is in place with Atleti. Roma will be hoping they will tempt Atleti into paying over €25 million to sell Sanabria.