Serie A: Roma sign Brazilian winger Michel Bastos on loan from Al Ain
Roma have completed the loan signing of Brazilian winger Michel Bastos from United Arab Emirates side Al Ain.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 20/01/14 7:15pm
The 30-year-old has joined the Serie A club on loan until the end of the season in a deal which includes an option to make the transfer permanent for 3.5million euros (£2.9m).
A statement published on Roma's official website on Monday night confirmed the initial loan deal had cost the Giallorossi 1.1million euros (£900,000).
Bastos, who was also a target of Napoli, links back up with his former Lille coach Rudi Garcia at Roma.
"I am very happy to be here," Bastos said to Gazzetta dello Sport earlier on Monday. "Forza Roma!"
Bastos can play as a European as he holds a French passport and he could make his Serie A debut at Hellas Verona this weekend.