Roma have secured the services of defender Marco Motta for at least another season after agreeing a co-ownership deal with Udinese, according to Sky Sport 24.
The Giallorossi took the former Torino man on-loan this past winter and he quickly became a key figure at the Stadio Olimpico. Thus, Roma have paid €3.5 million to sign the player on a co-ownership deal from the Friuli outfit.
The Italy Under-21 captain, currently with the Azzurrini in Sweden for the European championships, has constantly voiced his desire to remain in the Italian capital over the past couple of months and will no doubt be pleased that a deal has been struck.
The 23-year-old even received his first call-up to the senior national team for his performances in the second-half of the season, although he did not earn his first-cap. Some sections of the press have suggested he will replace veteran Gianluca Zambrotta in the starting XI.
The official announcement regarding the transfer is expected to be made shortly.
Adam Scime, Goal.com