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De Sanctis completes Roma switch

July 25, 2013
By ESPN staff

Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has joined Serie A rivals Roma after Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina moved to Naples on a season-long loan.

Morgan De Sanctis is on his way to Roma
GettyImagesDe Sanctis will replace Maarten Stekelenburg.

As Reina prepared to link up again with his former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez, De Sanctis, 36, flew to Rome to put pen to paper on a two-year contract after a €500,000 fee was agreed.

The former Italy international told La Repubblica Sport: "It's all agreed. I'm here to work hard and to have a great season. Have I spoken to the coach [Rudi Garcia] yet? Yes."

De Sanctis passed his medical on Thursday afternoon, and will replace Maarten Stekelenburg, who has left for Fulham, in the Roma goal.

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