After Wednesday’s news that Marten de Roon was on his way back to Atalanta after the Serie A outfit reached an €13m + €2m agreement with Middlesbrough for the Dutchman, today appears the day it could all be done officially.
Unable to help his new club avoid relegation last season, the defensive midfielder appears to have decided to jump ship rather than stick with it in the Championship.
With many Boro fans seemingly happy to see the back of him after his rather lifeless performance against Wolves last weekend, the sale is likely to hand Garry Monk more funds to further strengthen his squad ahead of the long campaign ahead.
If Gazzetta dello Sport are correct on Thursday, De Roon is expected to land in Milan today at 1pm, and is expected to sign a five-year contract with the club he only left one year ago.
Yesterday, TuttoMercatoWeb said the player was expected in Bergamo on Friday, but that appears to have been pushed forward, perhaps with a view to fielding him in tomorrow’s friendly against Valencia ahead of the start of the new season.
We’ll have to wait and see, but this is very nearly over.