Roma will be hoping Doumbia can continue his prolific scoring career and push the club on tbbin真人视讯开户o new heights both domestically and in Europe. If he lives up to the hype it will represent a major coup for the Giallorossi.
Doumbia's signing presents an interesting set of tactical options at Garcia's disposal. The understanding and link-up play between international teammates Gervinho and Doumbia can be exploited to devastating effect. Roma posses incredible pace with the aforementioned Ivorians, not to mention Iturbe and Ibarbo when they return from the treatment table. Doumbia operates better as a reference point on his own and is a much more clinical finisher as a striker. However, he can also shift to a wider position if Garcia prefers to deploy Francesco Totti as a false nine, with Doumbia and Gervinho running into the space vacated by the captain.
With CSKA Moscow, Doumbia showcased his undoubted talent in a tougher League and on the biggest stage in the Champions League. What followed was 61 goals in 95 League games, though it is his prolific European record which is the source of great excitement in Rome. He amassed a magnificent 17 goals in 22 games across the Champions League and Europa League, with 10 of those strikes coming in 15 Champions League matches.
The departure of Mattia Destro to Milan forced Roma to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements in the January transfer window. Hardly a ‘panic buy’, though, Ivory Coast forw赌牌网ard Seydou Doumbia is a product of years of scouting from sporting director Walter Sabatini, dating back to when the Italian was signing talent for Palermo.
Garcia is known to prefer a forward with certain characteristics, which is why he pushed for Doumbia's signature. How the Frenchman plans to use the Ivory Coast international will make for fascinating viewing and now gives the Giallorossi more impetus going forward, especially combined with Gervinho's return. Should formalities be completed in time, expect Doumbia to make an appearance in some form on Sunday at home to Parma.
Doumbia had moderate success in Japan before bursting on to the scene in Switzerland for Young Boys Bern as a 20-year-old. The Ivory Coast striker stayed for two prolific seasons, scoring a remarkable 50 goals in just over 60 games and becoming Swiss Super League top scorer in both c博胜棋牌ampaigns. A move to the Russian capital in 2010 put him squarely on the European map.
The outlay of €15m shows how highly the Giallorossi rate the 27-year-old, including Coach Rudi Garcia. Garcia is believed to have personally phoned the new Africa Cup of Nations champion to entice him with the Lupi's ambitious project. Doumbia offers the French tactician much needed firepower in a period where Juan Iturbe and fellow newcomer Victor Ibarbo have been struck down by injury. His pace, clinical finishing and ability to contribute to multiple phases of the game make him the prototypical Garcia striker.
Romanisti everywhere are hoping Doumbia is finally the answer to the club's long pursuit of a prolific scorer, not seen since Gabriel Batistuta's goals fired the Giallorossi to their last title in 2000-01. With the Ivorian's fantastic scoring history domestically and in European competition the club might just have found what they've been searching for.