Paredes joins Roma on loan

Roma have secured the services of Argentina forward Leandro Paredes on a season-long loan, the Italian Serie A side announced on Saturday. The 20-year-old joined Roma's Serie A rivals Chievo on an 18-month loan deal from Boca Juniors in January but only made one league appearance for the Veronese club.

A statement published on Roma's official website revealed the capital club possess an option to sign the attacking midfielder from Boca permanently at the end of the forthcoming 2014/15 campaign. Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, have already strengthened with the additions of England left-back Ashley Cole, €22m forward Juan Iturbe and Turkey midfielder Salih Ucan.