Gerson joining Lille

John Solano

1.05 CET: Agreement reached and the deal is all but official, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.

Thh transfer of Gerson to Lille is a done deal. Roma have reached an understanding with the French club on the basis of a loan with an option to buy for roughly €18 million. The Brazilian, who had already reached an agreement with Lille last Friday during a lunch held in Rome with the sporting director of the French club, will fly tomorrow to France to undergo a medical.

21.00 CET: Gerson is nearing the exit of Trigoria.

French outlet Canal+ has reported that Lille are closing in on bringing the youngster to France. The Brazilian will join the French side in loan with an option to buy fixed at €18 million.

Gianluca Di Marzio has confirmed the operation is close and reports the option to buy is fixed at €18-€20 million.

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