Thursday, 28 August 2008

[Mercato] Roma sign Menez

Roma have announced the signing of forward Jeremy Menez from Monaco for an initial €10.5m fee.

Jeremy MenezThe 21-year-old product of Sochaux's youth system has joined the Serie A giants on a four-year contract, in a transfer that could rise to €12m depending on Roma's UEFA Champions League appearances.

Menez leaves Monaco after three seasons at Stade Louis II in which he scored 14 goals in 57 Ligue 1 games.

Although he was called up by France in 2008, Menez remains uncapped at senior level. He was, however, part of Les Bleus' UEFA European Under-17 Championship winning team of 2004.

The following January, he set a Ligue 1 record by scoring a 12-minute hat-trick for Sochaux against Bordeaux.

Roma, who today named Rossella Sensi – daughter of the late Franco Sensi – as their new President, have also signed John Arne Riise, Simone Loria and Julio Baptista this summer.

Source: UEFA

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