Roma have found the left-back they were looking for and completed their second January acquisition, as Angelino landed in Italy to finalize his switch on Monday. The Giallorossi started targeting him late last week and reached an agreement with him, RB Leipzig, and Galatasaray, where he was on loan, Sky informs. The announcement should come by the end of the day. The presentation will happen on Tuesday, DAZN relays.
The Spaniard comes in on a season-long loan with a €5M option to buy and €1M add-ons. The Turkish club was tipped to pursue Zeki Celik to replace Sacha Boey, who joined Bayern Munich. The defender doesn’t want to go back to his home country for now.
Angelino will earn €1M for the next six months and will ink a deal until 2028 if Roma redeem him, Corriere dello Sport informs. The deal doesn’t envisage an obligation to make the transfer permanent, but there’s a gentleman’s agreement.
The 27-year-old tallied 19 appearances, scoring and assisting once, with Galatasaray this season. He dished 12 helpers with Hoffenheim in the past campaign. He starred for RB Leipzig for two-and-a-half years. The journeyman had two separate stints with Manchester City and also played for New York FC, Mallorca, NAC, and PSV.
Our Take on Roma and Angelino
Another left-back was a must. Leonardo Spinazzola is too injury-prone to be the only option, and Nicola Zalewski will need some work to play there. He had a seesawing career but has generally been productive and comes in for cheap with plenty of experience.
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