Roma teen key to Petrachi

Roma have reportedly offered 18-year-old Jean Freddi Greco to free sporting director Gianluca Petrachi from his Torino contract.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Giallorossi have reached an agreement with Toro to release Petrachi from his contract, and he can take up his new role with the Capital club sometime next week.

The 50-year-old has been to all intents and purposes filling the role vacated by Monchi for several weeks now, but the paperwork had become deadlocked.

The paper reports that the key to unlocking the deal was the inclusion of Italy U19 midfielder Greco, whom Granata President Urbano Cairo asked for personally.

Greco will arrive on Thursday to conduct his medical, before signing a four-year contract with the Lupi and they will reportedly earn 30% of any future sale of the teenager.