AS Roma have confirmed transfers for Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah after they exercised their option to make loan deals for both players permanent.
A financial statement revealed that the Manchester City striker and the Chelsea winger will not return to their parent clubs once their loan deals expire at the end of the current season.
Salah has enjoyed a fruitful start to life in the Italian capital, scoring three goals in just five starts. Dzeko, in comparison, has scored just one and is currently sidelined with an injury.
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Regardless, Rudi Garcia has already decided that both players are good enough and has taken them off the hands of the Premier League duo.
"These players were first signed on a temporary basis, which has been transformed into definitive transfers after planned contractual conditions were met," read a Roma statement, according to Goal.
Salah joined Chelsea from FC Basel in January 2014, but after just one year under Jose Mourinho, he was shipped out to Fiorentina on loan as part of a deal that saw Juan Cuadrado move to Stamford Bridge.
He instantly impressed for the Viola, so much so that they tried hard to secure him on a permanent basis. However, Salah's stock was so high that he demanded to join Serie A title contenders AS Roma on another loan deal. Ironically, it is now the Florence club that sit top of the Italian league.
Dzeko had consistently scored goals for the Citizens, with his tally reaching the 50 mark before he eventually left for AS Roma. Unfortunately, the signing of Wilfried Bony last January appeared to be the final nail in the coffin for the Bosnia & Herzegovina international.
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