Ufficiale: Kevin Strootman to Roma


Kevin Strootman is officially an AS Roma player. The Dutchman arrives in the capital after Roma paid €17m plus potential for bonuses for his services. He has been with PSV since 2011 and has 18 international caps to his name. During this summer’s UEFA U-21 European Championship, the Dutchman lead the Oranje to the semi-final before falling to Italy 1-0.

He is expected to become a permanent fixture in the midfield of Rudi Garcia’s 4-3-3 formation along with Miralem Pjanic, Alessandro Florenzi, Michael Bradley, or Daniele De Rossi. While many expected his arrival to mean the imminent departure of Daniele De Rossi, Garcia has requested that the Italian international remain at Roma.