Roma agree deal to sign Mario Rui from Empoli

Mario Rui has joined Roma on an initial one-year loan.

Roma have agreed a deal to sign defender Mario Rui from Serie A rivals Empoli.

The 25-year-old Portuguese will join Roma on an initial one-year loan, for which the Giallorossi will pay a fee which could rise to €4.5 million.

The agreement also includes a performance-related clause which, if triggered, will mean Roma must make the deal permanent by the start of the 2017-18 season for €6m.

Former Portugal under-21 left-back Rui said on Roma’s official website: “I’ve joined one of the best clubs in the world so I’m feeling great.

“The first impressions are very positive. I hope to contribute and help the team to build on the work they did last season.”

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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