Ahead of Roma match, Salernitana finalise deal for midfielder Tonny Vilhena

John Solano

Roma’s matchday one opponents Salernitana are set to welcome arguably their most important acquisition of the summer ahead of this weekend’s clash.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports the Campania-based side have agreed to a deal with Espanyol to acquire former Feyenoord man and ex-Dutch international Tonny Vilhena.

Salernitana have agreed to pay €300,000 to acquire the 27 year-old on loan and also have the option to make the deal permanent for an additional €3.5 million.

The midfielder is scheduled to arrive in Italy tomorrow morning to undergo his medicals and finalise his switch to Serie A following his six month spell in La Liga.

Barring any delays, Vilhena is expected to be available and called-up by manager Davide Nicola for Sunday evening’s affair at the Stadio Arechi.

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