Roma announce Manolas’ move to Napoli
Roma have officially announced Kostas Manolas’ move to Napoli.
The transfer saga surrounding Kostas Manolas has ended as the Greek international has made an official move to southern Italy for Napoli. Roma announced Kostas Manolas’ departure late Sunday evening via Twitter, however, Napoli have yet to announce the deal. It is expected the Gli Azzurri will do so on Monday.
The deal between Roma and Napoli closed at 34 million euros (plus two million in bonuses), totaling the buy-out clause amount set in Manolas’ contract. In the agreement between the two Italian sides, Roma will also purchase defensive midfielder Amadou Diawara - worth 21 million euros - from Napoli meaning Roma will receive a net total of 15 million euros for the deal. Manolas’ 34 million transfer fee is the highest ever recorded for a Greek player.
Manolas signed a five-year deal with Napoli with annual earnings of 3.5 million euros. With bonuses, the 28-year-old can earn up to 4.5 million euros per year.
Manolas joined Roma in 2014 from Olympiacos and made 206 appearances with the Italian side across all competitions with eight goals scored and seven registered assist.
Roma made sure the deal was made official before the end of the month, to uphold the Financial Fair Play regulations.