Sky Italia: Roma purchase Davide Astori

In a shocking turn of events, Sky Italia is reporting this evening that Roma have purchased Cagliari center-back Davide Astori.

As confirmed by Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma have outbid Lazio for the services of Davide Astori. Roma are set to take the player on loan with an option to buy for a reported €7 million. Astori, who announced his three year renewal with the Sardinian club today, has been strongly linked with a move to the capital since early January. A move to the capital was seen as very likely because Astori shares the same agent as Mattia Destro (Renzo Contratto).

The purchase comes just hours after Mauro Baldissoni’s interview with Roma Channel in which the general manager of the Giallorossi stated, “The market? Something will happen, maybe even today.”

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