Roma Sign Greece Defender Kostas Manolas

AS Roma have announced the signing of Kostas Manolas from Olympiacos for a €13m (£10m) transfer fee.

The Greece international has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A outfit and will replace Mehdi Benatia following the Moroccan defender’s move to Bayern Munich.

“Roma announces it has signed on a permanent transfer from Olympiacos FC Konstantinos Manolas’ sporting rights for 13million euros,” the Italian club statement read.

Kostas Manolas Being Challenged By Mman United's Robin van Persie During an Uefa Champions League Last 16 Clash Last Season. Image: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis.
Kostas Manolas Being Challenged By Mman United’s Robin van Persie During an Uefa Champions League Last 16 Clash Last Season. Image: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis.

Arsenal earlier disclosed their interest in the centre-back following Thomas Vermaelen’s departure to Barcelona.

The 23-year-old centre-back played every minute of Greece’s four games at this summer’s World Cup following his exceptional 2013/14 season with Olympiacos, when he made 25 league appearances and scored three goals.

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