Di Marzio: Roma-Bayern are closer for Benatia

Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia has just reported that a deal between Roma and Bayern Munich for Mehdi Benatia is closer. Here is his full report:

“Revolving doors in the house of Roma, the defender is in the background. Benatia is just one step away from Bayern. The clubs are discussing who will pay the solidarity contribution, the 5% of the transfer fee that will go to all Benatia’s previous teams. A slow fire, the Moroccan defender of Roma is edging closer to Bavaria. The Giallorossi have already picked their replacement: 23 year-old, Greek, center-back Kostas Manolas. As soon as Benatia leaves, they will acquire the Greek defender. The defenders are the protagonists in Roma’s transfer market, while one is set to leave, one will arrive.”

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