Tuesday March 8 2011
Official: Roma end Adriano contract

Roma and Adriano have formally agreed to terminate their contract “by mutual consent” after a series of problems.

The club released a statement this evening confirming that “we reached an agreement to terminate the contract by mutual consent in advance, as its natural expiry was on June 30, 2013.”

Negotiations with L'Imperatore's agent had been going on for several days after the player repeatedly postponed his return from Brazil.

Once in Rome, Adriano then failed to turn up for a medical, prompting director Gian Paolo Montali to call him “indefensible and unprofessional.”

The former Inter striker is expected to return to Brazil, where is said to have several offers.

He only joined the Giallorossi over the summer, having terminated his last contract with Inter due to similar issues.