Mehdi Benatia swaps Udinese for Roma

Mehdi Benatia swaps Udinese for Roma
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Roma complete the signing of Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese, while 19-year-old duo Valerio Verre and Nicolas Lopez move in the opposite direction.

Roma have completed the signing of Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia from Udinese.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Roma, who will pay Udinese an £11.7m transfer fee.

Benatia, 26, spent three seasons at Stadio Friuli, making 72 league appearances for the Bianconeri and scoring five goals.

In separate deals, 19-year-old duo Valerio Verre and Nicolas Lopez have joined Udinese from Roma for fees of £2.16m and £865,000 respectively.

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