Chris Smalling was greeted by singing Roma ultras at the airport as he returned to the Capital following his transfer from Manchester United.
The defender had become a fan favourite during his season-long loan and pushed to make the move permanent.
After months of increasingly tense negotiations, the deal was finally done with minutes to spare on deadline day for €15m, payable over four years.
There would also be €5m in bonuses if Roma win the Champions League during that period.
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