The agent of the French midfielder spoke to the Italian Il Tempo and clearly stated that Veretout firmly wanted to play with the Giallorossi after Fonseca’s phone call.
Sometimes a coach can seal a deal with a player. Paulo Fonseca has clearly played an important role in the long negotiation between Roma and Fiorentina. As the agent of the midfielder stated, “I proposed the player to Petrachi and, at the end of June, we had found an agreement,” said Mario Giuffredi to Il Tempo.
“Fonseca was also present that day. He is a great coach and person. He spoke to the player who, after that phone call, decided that he wanted to come to Roma immediately.”
Jordan Veretout is almost a new Roma player. The Frenchman arrived in the Italian capital today and he will undergo his medicals tomorrow morning. He will move to Trigoria right after in order to sign a new long-term contract with the Giallorossi.
Roma will pay about €19 million to Fiorentina. Reportedly, the Lupi will get the player on loan for €1m with an obligation to buy for €16m and €2m in bonuses. This saga seems to be over! The 26-year-old is a midfielder with great physicality and vision. Paulo Fonseca firmly wanted him in his roster and the stats of the almost former player of the Viola definitely justify this expense.
According to Sky Sport, today, the agents of the midfielder were at Trigoria to take care of the final details of the contract that will bind Veretout to the club of the eternal city for many years.