OFFICIAL: Roma Sign Bayern Munich Striker Luca Toni On Loan

The Bundesliga giants have confirmed the deal...
Bayern Munich have confirmed on their official club website that they have loaned out striker Luca Toni to Roma until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old hitman announced earlier this week that he would be moving to the Stadio Olimpico when the January transfer window opens, but Bayern have now made the transfer official.

A statement reads: "FC Bayern gives its player Luca Toni (32) on loan to Roma until 30.6.2010. An agreement between AS Roma and Bayern has been reached."

It is a return to Serie A for Toni after he left Fiorentina for Bayern in 2007. The World Cup winner was prolific in his first one-and-a-half seasons in the Bundesliga, but struggled badly in 2009.

Following the arrival this season of coach Louis Van Gaal, whom Toni did not see eye-to-eye with, an exit seemed inevitable due to a lack of playing time.

Toni will be hoping that his link-up with Francesco Totti in Rome will earn him a recall to the Italy national team in time for the summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Anthony Sormani,