ROME – Roma found the replacement for Kostas Manolas. This is the now former Atalanta footballer Gianluca Mancini. The footballer in the Italian national football team will replace the Greek who a few days ago got married at the court of Carlo Ancelotti in Naples. The following is the statement by AS Roma on Gianluca Mancini.
"AS Roma is pleased to officially announce the engagement of Gianluca Mancini.
The Club announces that it has acquired, on a temporary basis, until June 30, 2020, the rights to the sports performance of the player, from the Atalanta BC.
The agreement provides for a fixed payment of 2 million euros for the loan, the obligation to acquire outright for 13 million euros, subject to the occurrence of certain sports situations, as well as the payment of a variable fee, up to a maximum of 8 million euros, for bonuses linked to the achievement by Rome and the footballer of certain sports goals.
Furthermore, in the event of the player's future transfer, Rome will pay Atalanta an amount equal to 10% of the transfer price in excess of what has already been accrued for fixed and variable fees.
A contract was signed with the 1996 lawyer until June 30, 2024.
"Being a player of a prestigious club like Rome is a source of pride and repays the many sacrifices made since I started playing football," said Mancini in his first interview with Roma TV. "I can't wait to start this new adventure".
In his two seasons in Bergamo, Mancini scored 48 appearances and 7 goals between Serie A (41 and 6), Italian Cup (4) and Europa League (3 and 1). Fiorentina's youth sector product previously played two years in Perugia from 2015 to 2017 in the cadet championship.
After accumulating 21 appearances for the Italian Under-21 team, on 26 March 2019 he made his debut with the senior national team in the 6-0 win against Liechtenstein, valid for the 2020 European qualifying, taking the field also in the challenge of 11 June against Bosnia.
"The arrival of Gianluca allows us to add to our defense department a young and technically very good player, back from high performance seasons," said DS Petrachi. "I am happy to be able to put at the disposal of Mr. Fonseca a boy so dedicated to work and who is keen to improve" (from the official website of AS Roma).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano