Official: Ibañez joins Roma from Atalanta


AS Roma announced the signing of defender Roger Ibañez from Atalanta.

The Brazilian, 21, joins the Giallorossi on an initial 18-month loan deal that runs until 30 June 2021, which will cost the capital club €2 million for the loan, €8 million for the obligation and a potential €2 million in bonuses.

The Bergamo-based side will also retain a right to 10% of any future transfer fee received for the player, should he be sold at any point prior to 30 June 2024.

The Brazilian also signed a 4.5 years contract with the Giallorossi when the transfer is made permanent.

“I’m really happy to be here,” Ibanez said. “Roma has everything I want in a club – it’s a huge side. I am certain that I will be happy here.”

“We all have huge belief in Roger’s potential,” said Roma chief executive Guido Fienga. “While we are sure he will be able to help us this season, we really believe that the next few months will help the youngster learn more about our football ethos. In time he can become an important player in our defence.”

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