Kolarov seals Roma switch

AS Roma have announced the signing of Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov in a deal that will see the player remain at the Stadio Olimpico until 2020.

The €5m signing, who has won over 60 caps for Serbia and represented the former Premier League champions in 165 matches over seven years, was described by sporting director Monchi as a player who will have an instant impact at last season's Serie A runners-up.

“Aleksandar is a player with vast experience who can immediately contribute to the team,” Monchi told the official Giallorossi website. “I believe he will help us develop, on and off the pitch.

“I want to thank him for the enthusiasm and willingness he has shown in wanting to come to Roma,” he added.

The 31-year old right-back also expressed his delight over the move, assuring fans that his personal ambition to achieve success remains.

“I am extremely happy to be here,” Kolarov said. “I will give 100 per cent and more for Roma.

“My objective is always the same: to win.”