Thursday, 14 August 2008

[Mercato] Roma reach Baptista agreement

Roma have agreed to sign Brazil attacker Julio Baptista from Spanish champions Real Madrid for a fee that could rise to €11m.

After failing to land Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu as a replacement for Inter-bound Amantino Mancini, the Giallorossi turned to the 26-year-old Baptista, and he has settled on a contract until 2012.

An initial fee of €9m has been agreed but an extra €2m would be due if Roma qualify for the UEFA Champions League in 2010 and 2011.

Capped 36 times by his country, Baptista joined Madrid from Sevilla in 2005, two years after leaving hometown club Sao Paulo, and scored eleven goals in 58 Spanish league appearances either side of a 2006-07 loan to Arsenal.

Source: UEFA

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