Journeyman Seydou Doumbia nears Roma exit

Journeyman Seydou Doumbia nears Roma exit

Italian club, AS Roma will finally be able to sell off Ivory Coast International, Seydou Doumbia with reports Sporting CP will activate their option to buy.

Doumbia arrived Portugal on loan last month with an option worth €4.5 million that would become mandatory after certain conditions were met.

According to A Bola, those conditions were quite simply for him to play two games in the Liga NOS campaign.


As the forward came off the bench in a 1-0 win over Vitoria Setubal on Friday, Roma can say he’s off their books.

If it does turn out that way, it’ll mean the end of a torturous 2-year period for the 29-year-old, who joined the Giallorossi for €15.4m from CSKA Moscow in January 2015.

He barely featured in a Roma jersey, while loans at CSKA Moscow, Newcastle United and FC Basel failed to find a permanent transfer.

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