Kolarov signs for Roma

Serbian Aleksandra Kolarov has joined Italian giants Roma from Manchester City on a permanent basis, with Roma paying City a £5.5 million fee to complete the deal.

Kolarov spoke to City’s website about his departure, and he’s clearly very grateful to the Sky Blues for his seven years at the club, - When I came in 2010, honestly, I didn’t expect to play so long. Today is the day I have to say goodbye. Everything was quick the last couple of days. For me, it’s a very sad day. In every part of the Club we have improved not 100 per cent but 200 per cent. Now we are a far better Club than what we were when I came. I am proud that I was part of making City the Club that it is. For me it was a great pleasure to play for this shirt, he said.

Kolarov leaves City after seven years and two Premier League titles, and will reunited at Roma with his former teammate Edin Dzeko.