AS Roma Officially Recruits Its First Target In Francesco
AS Roma completed the transfer process of the striker who became the main target of the coach Eusebio Di Francesco, namely Gregoire Defrel, from Sassuolo, Thursday (20/7/2017) local time Agen Sbobet.
The 26-year-old attacker joined AS Roma with an early lending deal that could become permanent at a total cost of 23 million euros ($ 355 billion).
Gregoire Defrel, who scored 12 goals from 29 appearances in Serie A last season, has signed a five-year contract with I Lupi, Roma’s nickname.
AS Roma spent 5 million euros on an initial loan agreement plus a bond to pay 15 million euros if Defrel meets certain specified targets.
In addition, Rome also still have to pay an additional fee of 3 million euros as a bonus. Thus, the potential transfer of Defrel to Rome could reach 23 million euros.
“It means a lot for me to allow play for Roma I will be part of a very strong team, one of the best teams in Italy,” Defrel said as quoted by the official website of Rome.
“I am happy to be here and will give the best for the team,” he said.
Defrel scored 23 goals from 73 appearances for Sassuolo, including five appearances and two goals in the Europa League last season.
Previously, he played for Foggia and Cesena. He is one of the players who became the main preacher coach Eusebio Di Francesco in the transfer market this summer.
“I am very happy to finally have Gregoire in our squad, which is our priority because of the typical attackers we are looking for,” Di Francesco said.
Defrel is a player who can play in three different positions on the front lines with a capable speed.