Report: Juventus hold negotiations with Hellas Verona for midfielder RômuloMilan's Keisuke Honda [R] challenges Rômulo of Hellas Verona during their Serie A match at the San Siro on January 19, 2014
Juventus have held discussions with Hellas Verona regarding the possibility of signing midfielder Rômulo, according to reports.
Respected Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims that officials from both club’s met at Serie A’s offices on Thursday and that discussions were positive, if not conclusive.
Juventus are believed to be eager to secure an agreement as quickly as possible to ward off possible interest from Galatasaray and will have to pay more than the reported £3.08 million Verona spent on signing the 27 year-old outright from Fiorentina earlier this month.
Rômulo came to prominence during an impressive loan spell at the Mastini last season. His return of six goals and eight assists in 32 appearances earned him a call up to Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli’s provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with only an injury keeping him out of the final 23.
Rômulo was initially brought to Serie A by Fiorentina in July 2011. They signed him from Cruzeiro for £2.2 million. The Pelotas native had previously had spells with Juventude, Metropolitano, Chapecoense, Santo André and Atlético Paranaense.