Agent: Dzeko won’t leave Roma for Real

Edin Dzeko’s agent has quashed reports claiming that his client will leave Roma to sign for Real Madrid at the end of the season.

The Bosnian striker has been in superb form this campaign, scoring 24 goals in 32 games for the Giallorossi, which has seen him linked with Real.

However, agent Silvano Martina, who compared Dzeko to Marco van Basten, insists there is no reason for the former Manchester City man to move away from Roma.

"He is already at a big club," Martina said. "Roma have a great ownership, a huge fan base and I don't see any reason to change if you are in a good place.

"The player has always been strong. He has scored over 200 goals in his career and in some games, he is the only player who reminds me of the great Van Basten.

"The team plays for him and Luciano Spalletti leaves him free to play his game. Even in matches he has not scored, he has played very well.

"He had some difficulty last year in changing leagues, then with Spalletti he found consistency. The club has put their trust in him and he is showing what he can do."