After struggling at Galatasaray, Angelino is on his way to AS Roma.
Is Italy the right place for Angelino? That was the question we were asking on our site on January 24th. In the end, it was indeed to AS Roma that the Spanish defender from Galatasaray packed his bags on Tuesday. The information was confirmed by the club of the Wolf on its social networks.
The Giallorossi paid 5 million euros plus a million in bonuses to complete the transfer in the form of a six-month loan with an option to buy.
“When I heard the word Roma, I didn’t hesitate for a second. And today, I am proud to join a great club, with an incredible history behind it and a team full of champions: I am eager to meet the coach and my new teammates and to put myself at their disposal,” said the player,” the player said with delight.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) January 30, 2024
Struggling to confirm
After starting out at Manchester City, who sent him to New York City, Angelino, whose real name is José Ángel Esmorís Tasende, has moved around a lot without really establishing himself. Angelino has played for NC Breda, PSV Eindhoven and Hoffenheim. Belonging to Red Bull Leipzig, the 27-year-old left-back was loaned to Galatasaray at the start of the season to get back on track. But Angelino had a problem at Galatasaray. If he makes 20 appearances this season, the Turks are obliged to buy him from Leipzig for 6 million euros. That’s why he hasn’t appeared on the pitch since December 12th, in the match against Copenhagen in the Champions League group stage.
He could find a place in the Roma squad with the new Daniele De Rossi era.
The move to Roma is a fresh start for Angelino, who has struggled to find his feet in recent years. He has the potential to be a top player, and with the right support, he could finally reach his full potential.