May 28, 2018 / 2:06 PM / in 22 days

Soccer: Roma sign young midfielder Ante Coric from GNK Dinamo Zagreb

(Reuters) - AS Roma have signed Croatian midfielder Ante Coric from GNK Dinamo Zagreb for 6 million euros ($6.9 million), the Serie A club announced on Monday.

Soccer Football - Croatia Cup Final - GNK Dinamo vs HNK Hajduk - HNK Cibalia Stadium, Vinkovci, Croatia - May 23, 2018. Dinamo Zagreb's Ante Coric. Picture taken May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The Italian side will pay at least an additional 2 million euros, or ten percent of the transfer fee, for the 21-year-old, capped three times by Croatia, if he moves to another club before the end of the 2019-20 season.

"I believe that, with his signing, we have secured one of the emerging talents of European football," AS Roma's sporting director Monchi said on the club's website www.asroma.com/en.

($1 = 0.8609 euros)

Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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