DAVID SMITH - Sunday, July 15, 2012
Michael Bradley's long-awaited transfer to Italian club AS Roma was completed over the weekend, on a long-term deal which will keep him in Rome until 2016.

"A. S. Roma announces that it has signed a contract with AC Chievo Verona for the outright acquisition of the rights of the player Michael Bradley for a fee of 3.75 million," the team announced in an official press release.

Bradley is wasting no time in coming acquainted with his new teammates, having immediately joined them in their preseason training camp.

"The player, who arrives today at the training camp in Brunico to join the rest of the team, has signed a contract for a four-year period expiring on June 30, 2016."

The American international joins the legendary Italian club, who last lifted the Serie A title in 2001, and will play alongside, amongst others, World Cup winning midfielders Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti.

While their 2012/13 Serie A campaign will not begin until late-August, they will embark on a tour through the US, playing Polish team Zaglebie Lubin in Chicago on July 22, Liverpool FC in Boston on July 25, and the El Salvador national team in Harrison, New Jersey on July 27.