Friday, April 15, 2011

Thomas Di Benedetto agress deal to buy Roma

The agreement will see U.S. businessman Thomas Di Benedetto purchase AS Roma was signed, subject to regulatory approval.

Di Benedetto - which is also a partner in the New England Sports Ventures, the owner of Liverpool and Boston Red Sox - is taking over the club in the Sensi family, and made ​​the announcement at a Boston news conference.

Reports say the group, whose ownership is divided among 60 to 40 Di Benedetto and the Italian bank UniCredit, bought 67% of the club for an amount of 70.3 million euros (£ 62.2million).

The deal, agreed last month but did not sign up now go to Rome become the first club in Serie A under foreign control.

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