Roma have officially confirmed the free signing of Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic on a one-year-deal. The 33-year-old was released at the end of his contract at Manchester United and has immediately signed with the Giallorossi having completed his medical yesterday.
The club confirmed the signing via a statement on their official website:
The club is delighted to confirm the signing of Nemanja Matic.
Matic, 33, has put pen-to-paper on a one-year contract with the Giallorossi that runs until 30 June 2023.
“Nemanja brings with him to Roma not just a lot of quality on the pitch, but the vast experience he has gained from so many seasons in the Premier League and a focus and mentality that has consistently set him apart throughout his career,” said Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Manager.
“The enthusiasm he showed at the prospect of joining our project was hugely encouraging and I am sure that will serve as a starting point for a very productive journey for all of us.”
Speaking about the move, Matic explained why he chose Roma:
“I am pleased and honoured to be joining this club and I cannot wait to start the new season with my teammates,” Matic said.
“Roma is a big club, with amazing fans and a coach, Jose Mourinho, who is well known to everyone – making the decision to come here very straightforward.
“I hope that by working together we are able to achieve some great things.”