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Roma sign Udinese defender Benatia

AS Roma have completed the signing of Udinese defender Mehdi Benatia.

With permission from his former club, Benatia was allowed to train with his new team-mates in Trigoria on Saturday before the deal was ratified.

A statement published on asroma.it also confirmed the transfer of midfielder Valerio Verre and striker Nicolas Lopez, both 19, to Udinese.

Benatia, 26, has signed a five-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico and moves to Roma for €13.5 million.

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