Roma complete Benatia transfer
Roma have completed the signing of Morocco international
defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese for 13.5million euros.
Benatia, 26, has signed a five-year contract at the Stadio
Olimpico following three seasons with Udinese in which he made 72
league appearances, scoring five goals.
With permission from his former club, Benatia was allowed to
train with his new team-mates in Trigoria on Saturday before the
deal was ratified.
A statement published on asroma.it also confirmed the transfer
of midfielder Valerio Verre and striker Nicolas Lopez, both 19, to
Roma have received 2.5million euros for Verre with the sale of
Uruguayan Lopez netting the capital club one million euros.
Verre failed to make a senior appearance for the Giallorossi but
Lopez scored a late equaliser in a draw with Catania on his league
debut last August.