AS Roma is about to secure Angeliño. The former left-back of NAC Breda and PSV is likely to be loaned from RB Leipzig, with an option to buy.Embed from Getty Images
Reports of Angeliño's move to AS Roma have garnered significant attention in the Italian media, and the Spanish wing-back's presence at Fiumicino Airport in Rome has only added to the anticipation surrounding the deal.
This transfer saga has its roots in Angeliño's loan spell from RB Leipzig to Galatasaray earlier in the season. However, this loan agreement was abruptly terminated to facilitate his switch to Roma. It's worth noting that Angeliño was just one appearance away from triggering a mandatory purchase option, set at six million euros, but Galatasaray deemed the amount too steep.
On a Monday morning filled with excitement, Angeliño arrived at the renowned private clinic Villa Stuart for his comprehensive medical examination, a customary step in the completion of any high-profile transfer. The terms of the deal dictate that Angeliño will be loaned to AS Roma for a duration of six months. Looking ahead to the summer, the Italian club will have the option to make his stay permanent for a fee of five million euros, with an additional one million euros potentially coming from bonuses. Whether AS Roma chooses to register Angeliño for European competition remains uncertain, a decision that could have implications for the Europa League round of 32 in February, where Feyenoord might cross paths with the Spanish talent.
Angeliño's football journey is marked by his development through Manchester City's youth academy. Following a series of loan spells, which included a stint at NAC, he eventually made a permanent move to PSV. It was during his time in Eindhoven that the left-back made a lasting impact, particularly notable for his contribution of nine assists in a single Eredivisie season. This impressive performance caught the attention of Manchester City, leading to his recall. Subsequently, Angeliño found himself at RB Leipzig, where he initially enjoyed a strong start. However, recent times saw him marginalized at the club, paving the way for his third loan spell, this time with AS Roma.