Official: Roma Sign Michel Bastos

Roma have officially signed former Lyon player Michel Bastos, here is the official annoucement from the club:

“The A.S. Roma S.p.A. announces that it has agreed with the Al Ain Football Club for the contract
and the temporary acquisition of the rights to the player Michel Bastos for the remainder of the current season, for a consideration of €1.1 million. The agreement provides for the right of option to acquire outright, after the sports season 2014/2015, for a total value of €3.5 million euro.”


The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.