Strootman to Marseille imminent

Kevin Strootman’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is imminent, as he has been left out of the Roma squad to face Atalanta.

The move was agreed this evening for €25m plus another €3m in performance-related bonuses, while he will have a medical on Monday.

Strootman was not named in the squad for tomorrow evening’s Serie A match with Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico.

He left the training ground after taking part in the regular session, but did not stop to speak with any fans or reporters.

The 28-year-old Dutchman will sign a five-year contract with Marseill worth €4.5m per season.

Roma squad for Atalanta: Olsen, Fuzato, Mirante, Karsdorp, Luca Pellegrini, Juan Jesus, Kolarov, Marcano, Santon, Fazio, Florenzi, Manolas, Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, De Rossi, Coric, Zaniolo, Pastore, Nzonzi, Dzeko, Schick, Cengiz Under, Kluivert, El Shaarawy

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