The first signing of the summer of 2018 has arrived. Ante Ćorić, who Roma have been in talks for since December, has officially joined the Giallorossi.
Here is the full statement from the club regarding the signing of the young Croatian.
“Roma are delighted to confirm the signing of Croatian midfielder Ante Ćorić. Ćorić, 21, joins the Giallorossi from Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb on a permanent basis, for an initial fee of €6 million. In addition, should the player be transferred before 30 June 2020, Dinamo retain a right to 10 per cent of that fee or €2 million – whichever figure is the greater. The midfielder has signed a five-year contract that runs until 30 June 2023.
“I am very pleased to be at Roma, one of the biggest European clubs,” Coric said. “I have given everything to reach this level, and I cannot wait for the chance to start showing what I am capable of.”
“We are delighted to welcome Anto Ćorić to the club. I believe that, with his signing, we have secured one of the emerging talents of European football,” Roma’s sporting director Monchi said. “I hope that, with hard work from the player and the guidance of the coach, that talent can develop even further – and we can enjoy its quality for a long time.”