Real confirm Cassano deal
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Antonio Cassano.Real Madrid have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Antonio Cassano from Roma.
The Italian international has been linked with a move away from Roma for some time after turning down a new deal at the Stadio Olimpico.
Real have won the race for Cassano's signature and he has inked a four-and-a-half-year deal at El Santiago Bernabeu.
The Spanish side have confirmed that the deal is now in place and that Cassano will be officially unveiled on Wednesday.
"Real Madrid and Roma have reached an agreement over the signing of Antonio Cassano," read a statement on Real's website.
"The 23-year-old Italian international will sign for the club until 2010 pending a medical examination which will be carried out on Wednesday.
"He will be presented to the media at the (Bernabeu) stadium at 1200 (Wednesday)."
Cassano will hope the move can help him get his career back on track after a disappointing last six months at Roma.
"Real are the world's best side and we can win everything," said Cassano.
"I'd like to play as soon as possible to help this side win those titles that we can win this year."