Roma complete signing of Juan Jesus on loan from Inter with option to buy
Roma have confirmed the signing of Juan Jesus from Inter Milan on an initial loan with an obligation to buy.
The €2 million deal will become permanent and raise to €10 million if the 25-year-old meets certain conditions during the upcoming season.
The teams did not specify those conditions but they are likely to be a certain number of appearances for the Brazilian’s new club.
“I’m really happy to have joined such a great club and I can’t wait to get started,” Juan Jesus told the club’s website. “I can promise the fans that I’ll always give my all and never stop running for Roma.”
✍ Official: Juan Jesus joins #ASRoma on loan deal with purchase option.
– AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 14, 2016
Juan Jesus made over 100 appearances for Inter in Serie A, although he was no longer a regular starter for the club under Roberto Mancini last season, when he featured just 19 times.
At Roma, he will fill the void left by the loan departure of Leandro Castan to Sampdoria, with coach Lucano Spalletti stating at the start of preseason that he needs more cover in defence.
Earlier on Thursday, he bid an emotional farewell to his former teammates and fans after making the short move from Inter to Roma’s preseason training camp in Pinzolo.
The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.
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