Roma confirm signing of Diawara from Napoli

Published on: 02 July 2019

Guinean international Amadou Diawara has joined Roma from Napoli for a fee of €21 million and he has signed a five-year contract that will expire in June 2024.

Despite arriving from Bologna in 2016 with great promise, the 21-year-old spent three seasons with the Partenopei but struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up under coaches Maurizio Sarri and then Carlo Ancelotti.

Roma announced the signing of Diawara on their website on Monday and Lupi executive Guido Fienga revealed that the club had been scouting him for some time.

“We have been following Amadou for a while now,” Fienga said.

“He is a player whose talent has been clear to those in Italy for a number of years. We are pleased to welcome him to Roma, with the confidence that he can become an important player for the club.”

Diawara was first capped by Guinea in October 2018, has played eight times for his country, and he is currently representing them at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.