Friday July 6 2012
Padova take Roma’s Viviani

Serie B side Padova have announced the loan capture of young Roma star Federico Viviani for the 2012-13 campaign.

The midfielder, who played in six Serie A games and two Europa League ties last term under Luis Enrique, is a highly-rated 20-year-old.

Although new Roma boss Zdenek Zeman is known to get the best out of youngsters, Viviani has been allowed to leave to get regular action.

As part of the deal, Padova have been given an option to sign a 50 per cent share in the player next summer – even if Roma have inserted a clause which means they’ll decide his future after that.

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