Saturday June 2 2012
Roma release Gago to Real

Fernando Gago is returning to Real Madrid, as Roma have allowed the deadline to pass on his €7m buy-out clause.

The midfielder arrived on loan last summer and the Giallorossi had a clause to make the move permanent by paying €7m by June 1.

However, the club has let that deadline pass with no payment, so it looks inevitable that the Argentine will return to Real Madrid.

It had been long reported that Roma were not prepared to extend Gago’s stay at the Stadio Olimpico after Coach Luis Enrique’s resignation.

It’s thought that new tactician Zdenek Zeman does not want Gago in his squad.