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AS Roma sign defender Gianluca Mancini from Atalanta

Gianluca Mancini. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters New Delhi, India Jul 18, 2019, 04.06 PM (IST)

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.

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If Mancini moves to another club, Roma will have to pay Atalanta 10% of any potential future profit made on the player.

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Roma will sign Mancini on an initial one-year loan deal for a fee of 2 million euros but subsequently, have to make the 23-year-old's move permanent for an additional 13 million euros