Roma likely to buy Bastos

Liked by both Rudi Garcia and Walter Sabatini, Michael Bastos looks set to become a permanent player of Roma.

Director of sport Walter Sabatini will soon open talks with Al-Ain, Bastos’ parent club, in order to try and negotiate the €3.5m option-to-buy that was inserted in Bastos’ loan deal in January, in hopes that the club will settle for slightly less.

Bastos, who has scored 1 goal in 11 appearances, stated recently that he hopes to remain at the club permanently.


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