Turkish defender Mert Cetin joins Roma

Baku, August 17, AZERTAC

Roma inked a five-year deal with Turkish defender Mert Cetin, Anadolu Agency reported.

The Italian football powerhouse will pay €3 million ($3.33 million) to Ankara-based Genclerbirligi for the transfer.

“As part of the agreement, Genclerbirligi also retain a right to 10% of any future transfer fee — in the event the player is sold for a sum exceeding €5 million,” Roma said in a statement.

“I know the size of the club I am going to be representing,” Cetin said.

The 22-year-old defender will wear the number 15 jersey for Roma this season.

Cetin promoted Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Super Lig last season, netting one goal in 25 games.