Wednesday September 20 2017
Report: Castan extends with Roma

Leandro Castan has reportedly extended his Roma contract, but it’s just a way of spreading his wages over a longer period.

The centre-back was a crucial part of the Giallorossi side in 2012-13 and 2013-14, but at the start of the following season he had to undergo brain surgery to remove a cavernoma.

He’s been unable to break into the side since, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Torino.

According to Il Tempo, the Brazilian has now signed a new contract with the Lupi, tying him to the club until 2020.

However, that’s simply a way of spreading the remaining two years of salary owed to Castan, around €8m gross, over three.

Sporting director Monchi will still try to sell Castan in the January transfer window.

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