Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2013

Roma officially announce the signing of Udinese defender

Benatia and Basta - UdineseRoma have officially announced the signing of Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese, along with the capture of goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.

The Friulani defender has moved for a fee of €13.5 million while signing a contract that will keep him with the Giallorossi until 2018.

The deal will see midfielder Valerio Verre and striker Nico Lopez join the Zebrette on a co-ownership deal for €2.5m and €1m respectively.

The 22-year-old Skorupski joins from Polish club Gornik Zabrze for just under €1m.

He has signed a four-year deal after making 29 appearances for the Zabrze club last season.

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