Pep Guardiola confirmed after the friendly against Manchester United that Aleksandar Kolarov was very close to leaving Manchester City to sign for AS Roma, and that is indeed happening.
Kolarov arrived at the Charles Hotel in Boston at around 22:30 local time. He's due for his Roma medical and contract signing. [@forzaroma] pic.twitter.com/zIPDbmfKRN— City Watch (@City_Watch) July 22, 2017
The Serbian will sign a three-year deal with the Italian club, and Roma will pay City around £6 million to complete the transfer. Kolarov had a year left on his deal with the Sky Blues and requested a move back to Italy where he shined for Roma’s biggest rival, Lazio.
Kolarov leaves City after seven years and two Premier League titles, and will reunited at Roma with his former teammate Edin Dzeko. Kolarov is no longer the player he was in the first part of his City career, and even though the dressing room will miss one its most colorful characters, the club is moving on to younger, better defenders and there’s no place for the Serbian giant anymore.
Good luck, Aleks! We wish you all the best!