Fabio Simplicio is delighted with his move to Roma.
"It is certainly the chance of a lifetime and playing for such a big club is a huge opportunity in my career," The Brazilian midfielder said.
"Playing with champions is always a pleasure for all football players.
"The only teammate I've spoken to so far has been Daniele De Rossi, as we exchanged some good luck messages before the World Cup.
"Obviously I would've been happy to see both Italy and Brazil progress further and it's a real shame for my teammates."