Roma clinch deal for Corinthians defender Marquinhos

AS Roma have completed the signing of Corinthians defender Marquinhos.

AS Roma have completed the signing of Corinthians defender Marquinhos.

The defender agreed terms this weekend for a loan worth €1.5m and option to buy at the end of the season for a further €4.5m.

“Lads, many of you know by now that I am going away to play in Italy for Roma,” wrote the 18-year-old on his Twitter account.

“It was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but after speaking to my family, my agent and the Corinthians directors for a long time, I chose Roma for the good of my career.

“In the last 10 years I have grown so much as a player and as a man. I thank everyone, from those who tidied up my room in the youth academy to the highest director.”

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