Official: Karsdorp joins Roma

Feyenoord right-back Rick Karsdorp has officially joined Rome. The Giallorossi announced the acquisition of the Dutchman on their official website:

AS Roma are pleased to confirm the signing of full-back Rick Karsdorp from Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam.

The 22-year-old, a Netherlands international, joins the club for an initial fee of €14 million. The deal also includes various performance-related clauses worth a upto €5m in additional payments.

Karsdorp has signed a five-year contract that runs until 2022.

“Coming to AS Roma is a great step forward for me,” Karsdorp said. “I come here with a great desire and enthusiasm to play and to realise my dreams. I know I still have a lot of room to improve and I hope to do that here.”

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.