From kissing an attractive stranger to finding $20 in the back of a cab to getting free leftovers, there are a lot of great ways to kick off the New Year, but Alessandro Florenzi has truly started 2015 off in style; signing a new deal that effectively doubled his salary. Florenzi, who was previously signed through 2016, will now remain in the Eternal City through 2019 earning a reported €2m per year.
AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) January 3, 2015
Florenzi, 23-years-old, made his debut with the senior club during the 2010-2011 season and wasted little time in establishing himself as a first team regular. Following one successful season with Crotone, Florenzi found his footing under Zdenek Zeman, garnering 36 appearances during Roma's wasted 2012-2013 season.
We're all familiar with the tale since then. Florenzi has flourished under Rudi Garcia, tallying six goals and six assists last season under the Frenchman, while playing everywhere from right back to forward. While we still don't know exactly what he is, his versatile skillset and commitment to the club should ensure that this is the first of several raises he'll receive during his days in Rome.
So, congrats, Ale. Happy New Year, indeed.