Official: Roma Sign Diamoutene From Lecce

Luciano Spalletti asked for a defender, and he has got what he wanted as the club reinforce their defence...
Roma have signed Mali international Souleymane Diamoutene from Lecce on a loan deal until the end of the season.

With Chrtistian Panucci on the verge of leaving, the Giallorossi have wasted no time in reinforcing their defence. The Roman club have been locked in talks with Lecce all morning and they have finally reached an agreement.

The move will see Diamoutene join on-loan, but Roma will have the option to take him on permanently during the next transfer window if they are impressed with his performances on the pitch.

Diamoutene joined Lecce in 2006 from Udinese and he has impressed a number of clubs. Roma moved in quick to sign him, beating off competition from other teams.

Lecce have confirmed the deal and a statement on their official website reads, "US Lecce would like to communicate that the footballer Souleymane Diamoutene has joined AS Roma on loan with the right to make the move permanent."

Spalletti will be pleased with this latest piece of business as he bolsters his squad with the Champions League clash against Arsenal in mind.

Salvatore Landolina,