Official: Ex-Leicester City Chief Scout, José Fontes, joins Roma

John Solano

After nearly two months of speculation, former Leicester City chief scout, José Fontes, announced that he has officially joined Roma.

The Portuguese transfer guru publicised the news this afternoon on his official Twitter account, writing: “I am very pleased to announce that I have joined AS Roma. Daje Roma!”

The news comes as no surprise after Roma’s top executives, including Dan and Ryan Friedkin, set their sights on Fontes to become the club’s new top scout upon the recommendation of Charles Gould, CEO of Retexo Intelligence.

The former investment banker turned scout spent previous five years at the English side before announcing his departure last month. Initially appointed as a first team technical scout, Fontes earned a promotion as the club’s new senior scout in 2019.

Prior to joining the Foxes, Fontes spent time at Portuguese outfits Boavista and Leixões.

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