Tuesday August 21 2012
Official: Roma sign Marquinhos

It is now official that Roma have signed Corinthians defender Marquinhos on loan with an option to buy that is activated after eight games.

The deal was struck last week, but was only formalised this evening with a statement on the club website.

A.S. Roma have secured Marquinhos on a one-year loan worth €1.5m with an option to make the move permanent worth €3m.

The new details are that the clause is activated “at the player’s eighth presence in an official match, played for at least 45 minutes each.”

Marquinhos, full name Marcos Aoas Correa, only turned 18 in May and was captain of Brazil’s Under-17 side as well as a reserve for the Selecao’s Olympic team.

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