Official: Nemanja Matić joins Roma

Andy Mattioli

Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matić has joined Roma on a one-year deal including an option for a second season.

Matić, 33, has signed a one-year contract with the Giallorossi that runs until 30 June 2023.

“I am pleased and honoured to be joining this club and I cannot wait to start the new season with my teammates,” Matic told Roma’s official website.

“Roma is a big club, with amazing fans and a coach, Jose Mourinho, who is well known to everyone – making the decision to come here very straightforward.”

“I hope that by working together we are able to achieve some great things.”

The veteran Serbian midfielder is a three-time Premier League winner who has spent the past five seasons at Manchester United.

He also enjoyed stints at Chelsea and Benfica, winning three league titles during his time with the two clubs.

“Nemanja brings with him to Roma not just a lot of quality on the pitch, but the vast experience he has gained from so many seasons in the Premier League and a focus and mentality that has consistently set him apart throughout his career,” said Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Manager.

“The enthusiasm he showed at the prospect of joining our project was hugely encouraging and I am sure that will serve as a starting point for a very productive journey for all of us.”

This will be the third time Matic has worked alongside coach Jose Mourinho, after the two enjoyed spells at both Chelsea and, subsequently, Manchester United.

Matic has opted to wear the number 21 shirt for the club.

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