Thursday July 19 2012
Agent confirms Simplicio rescission

Fabio Simplicio rescinded his contract with Roma this morning and is now free to move to Japan, confirms his agent.

Rumours have been circulating this afternoon that the 32-year-old requested that he end his deal with the Giallorossi 12 months earlier than planned and, as his representative revealed today, they amicably accepted.

“Yes, I can confirm that we have mutually agreed with Roma to terminate the contract of the player. Fabio will play in Japan for Cerezo Osaka for a year-and-a-half and will not be returning back to Brazil,” confirmed Gilmar Rinaldi to

“A year ago he was not even going to take part in pre-season with Roma, but Luis Enrique convinced him of his quality.

“By December we have received an offer from China, which Enrique blocked. Fabio now goes to Japan where he can further demonstrate his value, they are waiting for him there as a great champion.

“Simplicio is proud of Roma and the affection from its fans, also because he always did his best when he was called into action.

“Talks with the club have always been cordial. We leave Roma on good terms, I spoke with Franco Baldini for the last two or three days and this morning we reached the resolution.”

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