I chose to sign for Roma to play with a monster like Totti, says Doumbia

CSKA Moscow ace Seydou Doumbia has revealed that he has decided to join Roma in order to play alongside the "monster" that is Francesco Totti.

The Cote d'Ivoire forward is currently away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations but is nonetheless expected to complete a €15 million move to the Stadio Olimpico before the close of the winter transfer window.

Indeed, Doumbia cannot wait to join Rudi Garcia's attack-minded side, admitting that he is particularly excited by the prospect of teaming up with the club's iconic captain.

"I have chosen Roma for their offensive football and in order to play with a monster like Totti," the forward is quoted as saying by the Corriere dello Sport.

Doumbia is already a familiar face to Giallorossi fans, having faced Roma twice during the group stage of this season's Champions League.

The 27-year-old failed to net in either clash with the Serie A outfit but he did strike three times in two games against English champions Manchester City.

The Ivorian will fill the void left by Mattia Destro, who left Roma on loan to AC Milan with a view to a permanent move away from the capital this summer.

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