Saturday, 21 June 2008

[Mercato] Vucinic seals Roma move

Mirko Vucinic has joined Roma permanently for a fee of 12m euros from newly-promoted Lecce.

The Montenegro international has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Italian capital, with Lecce owning a 50 per cent stake in the striker.

However, having enjoyed a successful 2007-08 campaign, in which he scored nine goals in Serie A and four in the Champions League, Luciano Spalletti has decided to bring the 24-year-old in on a full-time basis.

Vucinic joined Lecce in 2001, catching the eye with his impressive strike rate and physical presence.

It came as no surprise when Roma snapped him up in the summer of 2006 and, despite a shaky start, he has adapted well to life among the elite.

He will once again be expected to lead the club's assault on domestic and European titles next season, hoping to build on the understanding he has established with fellow forward, and Roma legend, Francesco Totti.

Source: Sporting Life

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