Official: Cristante joins Roma


Roma have officially announced the arrival of Bryan Cristante. Here is the club’s full announcement regarding the acquisition of the former Milan man:

Roma are delighted to announce the arrival of central midfielder Bryan Cristante. The 23-year-old, an Italy international, joins the Giallorossi on an initial loan deal from Serie A side Atalanta – with an obligation to make the signing permanent once certain conditions are met. Cristante joins on an initial loan deal that will run from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019, for a fee of €5 million. As part of the agreement, the Giallorossi have an obligation to complete the permanent signing of the player for an additional €15 million, upon the completion of various sporting targets. The overall agreement also includes a number of performance-related bonuses, based on the achievements of both AS Roma and the player, worth up to a maximum of €10 million. Cristante has reached an agreement with the Giallorossi on a contract that will run until 30 June 2023.

“I am very pleased, because coming to Roma was always my aim,” Cristante said. “There was a strong willingness, both on my part and from the club, to find an agreement, and we managed to do that very quickly. I am confident that I will be able to do my best and make a big contribution to this club.”

“With the signing of Bryan, Roma have acquired one of the most promising central midfielders in Italian football,” Roma sporting director Monchi said. “In the future we hope he will become one of the pillars of Roma and the national team.”

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.