Reports: ‘Roma agree deal for Lamela’

Roma have reportedly reached an agreement with River Plate for the transfer of teenage prodigy Erik Lamela, according to Sky Italia.
The Giallorossi were competing with a number of clubs for the highly rated attacking midfielder, including Napoli, Milan and Inter, but have managed to secure a deal with River at a fee estimated at €12m.
Lamela’s representatives are already in Italy and will travel to Rome to discuss personal terms and finalise a deal which would earn the one-time Argentina international around €1.5m per year.
The move represents a significant statement in the transfer market, especially for a team without Champions League football next season and one which will greatly please new coach Luis Enrique, who is looking to build a team based on his own footballing philosophy.
Despite River’s relegation, Lamela has shone with astounding close control and awareness and was tipped to move to one of Europe’s elite clubs regardless of the club’s fate.
Roma are also closing in on signing Barcelona’s Spain U21 international Bojan Krkic who played for Enrique when he was with Barcelona B.

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