Tuesday August 16 2011
Thursday arrival for Lamela

Erik Lamela will touch down in Italy on Thursday to start pre-season training with his new Roma teammates.

The Argentine youngster was signed earlier this summer from River Plate, but he's been unable to start his Giallorossi adventure.

Lamela, an attacking midfielder, has been back in South America competing in the recent Under-20 World Cup.

Speculation suggests that Lamela won't be used for the Week 1 trip to Bologna, but he'll be ready for the Week 2 home tie against Cagliari.