Bayern Leverkusen have placed a bid for Zenit St Petersburg winger Sardar Azmoun, according to Fabrizio Romano. The German side are keen to add the striker to their squad as Leverkusen look to improve their attack.
Bayer Leverkusen Place Bid for Sardar Azmoun
German Side in Talks with Zenit Over the Signing of the Iranian Striker
Bayern Leverkusen have reportedly made a bid of around €18 million, including add ons, for 26-year-old Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun. With just one more season remaining in his contract, the Iranian is reportedly attracting interest from several clubs, but Zenit are undecided on keeping or selling Azmoun.
The striker has been playing in the Russian League for eight years after making the move from Sepahan in 2013. Azmoun joined Zenit St Petersburg in 2019 after spells with Rubin Kazan and FC Rostov. In two and half seasons with the club, the Iranian has helped Zenit win three consecutive Russian Premier League titles.
The striker has also finished as one of three leading goalscorers in the Russian Premier League during the last three seasons, winning the Player of the Season award in the last season. During this period, Azmoun has made 85 appearances and scored 54 goals for Zenit.
Bayer could soon be losing one of their attacking talents with Leon Bailey a target for Aston Villa. If the move goes through, the arrival of Azmoun will help in that regard.
Roma Interested in Sardar Azmoun
Roma are also monitoring the Azmoun situation in Russia. I Giallorossi’s first-choice striker Edin Dzeko is now 35. The Bosnian is in the final season of his contract and is one of the players whose future at the club is still in doubt. With just Borja Mayoral and Dzeko available as strikers, Roma are keen to add another player to their squad to improve their attack.
Azmoun is one of the several names I Giallorossi are monitoring for transfer this season. But, the Italian is reportedly not their primary target. The club had offered players to Zenit for transfer for the Iranian, according to Fabrizio Romano. But the Italians are now reportedly looking at different options.