Adriano to Roma: the updates

There are multiple Spanish outlets reporting that Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has given the “green light” for the sale of full-back Adriano, as reported by Sport and

Reportedly, the former Roma manager has agreed to allow the Brazilian full-back to leave the club after Barcelona agreed to personal terms with Valencia’s Jeremy Mathieu. Paulo Affonso, the agent of the player, admitted earlier this month that the player is looking for a move to Italy, all but confirming that a move to Roma was possible. Roma have, according to Sport, already agreed to personal terms with the player and were awaiting the decision of Barcelona whether to sell or keep the player. With the decision finally made by Enrique, it’s expected that a deal for Adriano could be concluded by next week.

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