Roma Attacker Julio Baptista Agrees To Malaga Switch - Report

Malaga agree terms with Roma for striker Julio Baptista, reports suggest.
Malaga are thought to have agreed terms with Roma for the transfer of striker Julio Baptista, according to reports from Italy.

Corriere dello Sport comments that the Brazilian attacker has agreed to a reduction in wages to move to La Rosaleda, and will receive €2.5 million per season as oppose to the €3.2m he earned each year at the Stadio Olimpico.

Baptista still has 18 months of his current contract with the Serie A side remaining, but will pen a deal with the Boquerones until the summer of 2014, and Roma want to conclude the deal as soon as possible.

The Giallorossi paid €10m to Real Madrid in 2008 to secure the services of the 29-year-old, but will accept a transfer fee of around €2m in order to remove the player from their wage bill.

Galatasaray are also thought to be interested in Baptista, who has previously enjoyed spells with Sao Paulo, Sevilla and Arsenal.


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