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Daniele De Rossi’s AS Roma target Super Eagles striker to fill Lukaku’s void

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2023 UEFA Europa League semi-finalists, AS Roma, have identified OGC Nice and Super Eagles striker, Terem Moffi, as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku, Soccernet.ng reports.

Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter Milan in the summer of 2021 for €113m but was quickly forced out after a series of unimpressive performances. Since then, he’s spent time on loan with Inter, and most recently, with AS Roma.

Chelsea are looking to get the Belgian off their books with Napoli’s Antonio Conte interested in a reunion with the former Inter striker. The pair won the Serie A title in Lukaku’s first season in Italy.

With Lukaku off Roma’s books, Danielle De Rossi’s Roma are looking to bring in another striker to compete with Tammy Abraham for playing time. As per LaRoma24.it, the Giallorossi have put Nigerian striker, Terem Moffi, in their sights. The 25-year-old was signed by Roma director Florent Ghisolfi from Lorient during his first days as Nice sporting director in January 2023 for a total of €25 million.

Roma wants to secure a strong forward to lead Daniele De Rossi’s team next season and Moffi fits that profile, coming off a positive season with Nice, having scored 11 goals and 2 assists in 32 appearances.

The 25-year-old’s contract with Nice runs till 2025 and his stance on moving away from France is currently unknown. Moffi played in Nigeria’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying games against South Africa and the Benin Republic under Finidi George.