Olsen joining Sheffield United on loan with option to buy


Roma managed to offload another out-of-favor player before the close of today’s transfer deadline.

Goalkeeper Robin Olsen has agreed a deal to join Championship side Sheffield United on loan with an option to buy, according to Il Tempo.

The two clubs found an agreement early this evening after a lengthy disagreement on the formula of the deal, which came close to collapsing.

Roma were pushing for a loan with an obligation to buy while the English side preferred a straight loan deal. The clubs ultimately found a compromise, however, the capital club will be responsible for a paying a portion of the Swede’s wages.

The move marks Olsen’s third consecutive loan move away from Roma after stops at Cagliari and Everton. After his deal with the Toffees expired in June, the former Copenhagen man expressed his desire to continue his career in England.