Wednesday January 8 2014
Sanabria reveals Roma deal

Barcelona B teenage striker Antonio Sanabria has revealed he’ll join Roma, turning down Arsenal.

“I will soon go on loan to a different Serie A team,” the Paraguayan told Radio Monumental.

“The club will give me some options, as for six months I can’t play at Roma. They have already deposited the necessary funds to the Spanish Federation for the sum Barcelona requested.”

It is believed the clause is worth €3m, but due to various loopholes he cannot technically sign for Roma until the summer.

Sanabria will instead likely be loaned to Sampdoria or Sassuolo to gain Serie A experience.

The 17-year-old had also been heavily linked with Arsenal, but has opted for Roma instead.

Despite his tender age, the forward already has four senior caps with Paraguay.