Roma announce signing of Bayern Munich striker Toni

Roma have completed the signing of Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

Only details separated the two clubs from confirming the deal and this afternoon both sides released statements.

“AS Roma and Bayern Munchen AG announce they have reached an agreement for the free loan of Luca Toni with effect from January 2 to June 30 2010.

“The completion of the transfer is subject to a medical and contract terms between the player and Roma. Yesterday the player underwent a medical at the Agostino Gemelli clinic in Rome and the result was positive.”

Bayern were a little more vocal in their statement and explained the reasons behind the split.

“In a meeting Toni asked the Bayern Munich Executive Board to play until the end of the season at Roma for personal reasons.

“Playing regularly in Serie A he wants to realise his great objective of taking part in the 2010 World Cup with Italy.

“The Bayern Board thanks Toni for the results achieved up until now, in particular the Double of Cup and Bundesliga title in 2008 and wishes him the best of luck for his time at Roma and above all the World Cup.

“Toni thanks Bayern and hopes the club can win the Bundesliga title in 2010 and achieve success in the Champions League and DFB Cup.”

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