Report: Roma-Vertonghen agree to terms


With the departure of Chris Smalling, Roma may have already found their replacement for the Englishman in the form of out-of-contract defender Jan Vertonghen.

Corriere dello Sport has reported that Roma adviser Franco Baldini has found an agreement with Vertonghen for a two-year contract worth roughly €3 million (net) per season.

The Belgian is a free agent after having spent the past 8 seasons at Tottenham. The Giallorossi have, reportedly, been courting the 33 year-old for some time and have managed to successfully sway the player in joining the Italian capital club.

Given the recent switch to a three-man defence, Roma view Vertonghen as an ideal reinforcement for Paulo Fonseca’s system.

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