Transfer news

Heinze joins Roma on one-year deal

July 23, 2011

Roma have continued their summer recruitment with the signing of experienced Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze.

Gabriel Heinze, Lucho Gonzalez
AssociatedGabriel Heinze had been at Marseille for the past two years

The Italian club have agreed a one-year deal with the 33-year-old former Real Madrid and Manchester United player, who left Marseille at the end of last season after two years in Ligue 1.

Heinze said at his presentation today: "In previous years I have been fortunate to play at big clubs and now I again have an opportunity to play in another great squad like Roma, so I didn't waste much time in deciding to come. It's a great honour to wear this shirt.''

Heinze joins the likes of Bojan Krkic, Jose Angel and coach Luis Enrique as new arrivals at Roma this summer.