Roma have officially confirmed the signing of Norwegian winger Ola Solbakken on a free transfer after his contract ended with Bodo/Glimt. The 24-year-old was a revelation in the two games he played against the Giallorossi, scoring three goals to take his tally to 11 for the entirety of last season.
Solbakken attracted interest from a number of sides across Europe but chose to join Roma, agreeing a four and a half year contract with the club, keeping him in the Italian capital until June 2027
Speaking after the move was confirmed, he said:
“I pushed so hard to make my wish come true. I really wanted to become a Roma player and finally now it’s a reality.
Roma impressed me right away, I believe a lot in the project and the club’s plans and I wanted to be part of it. I come here to learn and to improve, but also to show what I can do. The Roma fans are the best I have ever seen and I can’t wait to play for them.
Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto explained why the club had pushed to sign him:
“Solbakken has established himself in an emerging market and in a league where the level of competitiveness has risen significantly in recent years.
“His age, his margins of growth and his characteristics match our project. Ola combines important technical qualities with physical and athletic qualities that make him a modern player.”