Spezia secure Eldor Shomurodov on loan from Roma

AS Roma's Uzbek forward Eldor Shomurodov (C) takes a shot during the UEFA Europa League Group C football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and AS Roma in Razgrad on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFP) (Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Manager Luca Gotti is set to welcome a desperately needed attacking reinforcement at Spezia just days ahead of the winter transfer deadline.

The Ligurians have agreed to a deal with Roma to acquire out-of-favour striker Eldor Shomurodov on a straight loan deal for the remainder of the season.

Spezia will pay a fee of €1.5 million for the ex-Genoa man after he fell to the bottom of Jose Mourinho’s attacking hierarchy.

The Uzbekistan international is expected to touch down in La Spezia either late today or tomorrow morning to undergo his medical examinations and sign his contract before the deal is made official.