Zappacosta agrees terms with Roma

Italian full-back Davide Zappacosta has joined AS Roma after slipping down the pecking order at Chelsea. The English side wanted to sell the 27-year-old for €25m but Roma managed to recruit Zappacosta on an initial 6-month loan deal with the option to extend his stay until 30th June 2020.

Last season was one to forget for the former Torino defender as he only managed four Premier League appearances for the Blues. Zappacosta told Roma’s official website;

“I am pleased to join Roma, after an experience overseas that helped me progress as both a player and a person.”