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Soccer: Roma sign Brazilian winger Bastos

Garcia gets another reinforcement after Nainggolan

21 January, 11:23
Soccer: Roma sign Brazilian winger Bastos (ANSA) - Rome, January 21 - AS Roma have continued to reinforce themselves during the January transfer window by signing Brazilian winger Michel Bastos from United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Ain.

Roma, who are champions Juventus's main rival in this season's title race, had already made a big signing by beating off competition from AC Milan and Napoli to land Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari.

Roma have signed 30-year-old Bastos, who has 10 Brazil caps, on loan with an option for a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Coach Rudi Garcia knows Bastos well as the Brazilian played for him at his former club Lille.

Roma are second in Serie A with 47 points from 20 games, eight behind leaders Juve.

The two sides meet at Rome's Stadio Olimpico later on Tuesday in an Italian Cup quarterfinal.