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Roma sign Kevin Strootman from PSV Eindhoven

IANS
Jul 17, 2013 at 05:39pm IST

The Hague: PSV Eindhoven and AS Roma have reached an agreement on the transfer of Kevin Strootman to Italy, the Dutch football club announced.

Strootman travelled to Rome to undergo the medical examination and to agree personal terms Tuesday and was expected to sign a four-year deal Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

Dutch media reported AS Roma will pay 17 to 19 million euros for the 23-year-old left-footed midfielder.

Roma sign Kevin Strootman from PSV Eindhoven

According to media reports, Roma will pay 17 to 19 million euros for the 23-year-old Dutch midfielder.

"A transfer like this cannot be stopped, it's one of the biggest transfers in the history of PSV," technical manager Marcel Brands explained. "But also a major sporting loss."

The 23-year-old Strootman started his career at Sparta Rotterdam and moved from the Dutch second division club to FC Utrecht in the January 2011 transfer window.

Half a year later, Strootman joined PSV. The 18-time Dutch international led PSV to the Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup in 2012.

PSV have already sold Erik Pieters to Stoke City, Dries Mertens to Napoli and Jeremain Lens to Dynamo Kiev this summer. The club has brought in Karim Rekik (Manchester City, on loan), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Florian Jozefzoon (RKC Waalwijk) and Jeffrey Bruma (Chelsea).

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