Bianda becomes Roma's ninth new signing

Roma's busy off-season showed no signs of slowing down as William Bianda became its ninth signing.

Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco.   -  Getty Images

Roma has completed the signing of defender William Bianda from French side Lens.

The 18-year-old joins the club for an initial fee of €6million, rising to €11m if performance-related clauses are met.

Bianda, who has signed a five-year contract with the Giallorossi, said: "I'm sure this is the right choice for me, for my progression and for this next stage of my career."

It has been a busy off-season for Eusebio Di Francesco's side, which has already signed Javier Pastore, Justin Kluivert, Davide Santon, Ante Coric, Bryan Cristante, Antonio Mirante, Nicolo Zaniolo and Ivan Marcano.

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