Roma strike Esposito deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cagliari winger Mauro Esposito has signed for Roma in a joint ownership deal.Cagliari winger Mauro Esposito has signed for Roma in a joint ownership deal.
Esposito has enjoyed six years with the Sardinian club, but will spend next season in the Italian capital with Luciano Spalletti's side.
Despite also losing star striker David Suazo, Cagliari president Massimo Cellino admits he could not prevent Esposito from joining Roma.
"He's a Roma player," Cellino told Radio Rai. "He joins the Giallorossi as a joint ownership.
"He told me that he would have remained at Cagliari for life, but to a possibility like Roma it wasn't possible to refuse, and I didn't want to say no."
Cellino also admitted that a joint ownership agreement was the best type of deal for both clubs.
He added: "Roma said they couldn't make big sacrifices. With them I did not have a written engagement for Suazo and so a solution has been found.
"Esposito is an important player."