Reuters New Delhi, India
Jul 18, 2019, 04.06 PM
AS Roma have signed Italy defender Gianluca Mancini from Atalanta in a deal that could be worth up to $25.82 million, the Rome-based Serie A club said on Wednesday.
Roma will sign Mancini on an initial one-year loan deal for a fee of €2 million but subsequently, have to make the 23-year-old's move permanent for an additional €13 million.
The deal also includes a number of performance-related clauses worth a maximum of €8 million.
"The arrival of Gianluca allows us to boost our defensive options with a young defender that has great talent and is coming off a very impressive season," AS Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi said in a statement.
Mancini, capped twice by Italy, made 30 league appearances last season, scoring five goals.
The Fiorentina youth product made his move to the Bergamo-based club permanent last year.