Tuesday July 24 2012
Destro: 'Happy to join Roma'

“The soap opera is over. I am very happy to have signed” for Roma, said Mattia Destro after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.

The striker had been at the centre of a tug of war with Juventus after he turned down the personal terms proposed by the Giallorossi.

However, competition from Juventus was swept aside as he signed a five-year contract today said to be worth €1.5m per season plus performance-related bonuses.

“The soap opera is over,” smiled Destro to journalists. “I am very happy to have signed.”

It is believed Roma have taken Destro on loan from Genoa with option to buy for €7m.

As part of the deal, the Giallorossi hand youth team players Valerio Verre to Siena and Giammario Piscitella to Genoa in co-ownership agreements.