Barcelona forward Carles Perez has joined Roma in a deal worth 15.5 million euros, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.
Roma will pay Barca 1 million euros for an initial loan until June 30. The deal includes a compulsory option to buy in the summer for 11 million euros, with a further 3.5 million euros due in additional payments.
Barcelona will also retain first refusal if Roma want to sell Perez in the future.
“I know that I am leaving a very important club in Barcelona but I am joining an equally important club in Roma,” said Perez.
The Spaniard came through Barca’s youth academy and was given his La Liga debut by coach Ernesto Valverde last season.