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AS Roma Sign Arsenal Target Jordan Veretout On Loan

Timothy Aiyeku

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Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have completed the signing of midfielder Jordan Veretout from fellow top flight side Fiorentina.

French midfielder Veretout has joined AS Roma on loan with the obligation to sign him permanently at the end of his loan spell.

His transfer was confirmed on Saturday by AS Roma.

Jordan Veretout was linked with several clubs this summer before settling for AS Roma who recently appointed Paulo Sousa as their manager.

The Italian capital club was without a manager until his appointment.

Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri took charge of the team earlier this year (March) on a temporary basis till this summer.

The last permanent manager Eusebio Di Francesco resigned from his post in March shortly after the last 16 exit from the Champions League.

AS Roma were knocked out by Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto.

The Italians will pay €16m for Veretout next summer after the end of his one-year loan deal.

Arsenal were one of the clubs interested in him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has signed for Italian champions Juventus.

The Gunners are still a body short in midfield after the free transfer exit at the end of his Arsenal contract.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.