Thursday July 21 2011
A splash of Heinze for Roma

Gabriel Heinze is on his way to Italy to sign a one-year contract at Roma, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The veteran defender has been linked with the Giallorossi recently and it seems that a deal has been done.

Heinze, who can play as a left-back or in the middle, is available on a free after Marseille announced at the start of June that he would leave the club.

The 33-year-old, whose agreement will include an option for a second season, is vastly experienced and has won 71 caps for Argentina.

Roma needed a new centre-back after losing French international Philippe Mexes to Milan on a Bosman.

Heinze has played for such illustrious clubs as Manchester United and Real Madrid in his career.

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