It was little more than 48 hours ago that, when reporting about yet another Bruno Peres to Roma rumors we talked about the persistence of that rumor over the past 18 months, and well, here we are, Bruno Peres-to-Roma story number seven. However, unlike the prior six entries, this one is a little more palpable, as the story has moved beyond the rumor stage and has advanced to actual negotiations.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Roma and Torino have entered negotiations for the 26-year-old jack rabbit of a defender, with the Giallorossi reportedly lodging an official bid, believed to be somewhere in the neighborhood of €15 to €17 million, most likely packaged in a loan with an option to buy.
Football Italia has passed along the pertinent details, culled mainly from Sky and GDS:
According to Sky Sport Italia, meetings are taking place today to whittle down the difference between the €15m plus €2m bonuses offer and €20m price-tag.
Because of Roma’s Financial Fair Play limitations, the Corriere dello Sport suggests the deal could be technically a loan with mandatory option to buy next year.
La Gazzetta dello Sport are confident Bruno Peres could be available in time to take part in the Champions League play-off against Porto.
For a rumor that has technically dragged on for well over a year, the updates are flying in fast and furious, with many suggesting it may be done within the next 24 hours, especially if Roma have any chance of registering Peres for their Champions League playoff against Porto on the 17th.
Nevertheless, we’ll keep tabs on this story, but make no mistake, nabbing Peres for less than €20 million is an absolute coup. Peres would bring a level of dynamism to Roma’s attack that has been missing for many, many years. Peres’ athleticism and sublime attacking skills adds an entirely new layer to Roma’s already potent attack.
So, do what you gotta do—don’t step on any cracks in the sidewalk, stay away from black cats, don’t enter into any jinxes—to give Roma the necessary cosmic energy to pull off this deal because it’s a difference maker in every sense of the word.
Multiple sources in the Italian media are claiming the deal is done and that Roma has landed Peres for some sum between €15 and €17 million. As for the particulars, it seems as though it is a loan with a mandatory option to buy, with Torino receiving 25% of any future sale.
Peres is expected in Rome for a medical Monday or Tuesday. More updates as they become available.