Antonio Sanabria was a target for a host of European clubs and Roma pulled off a massive coup to land him but they have had to overcome some red tape to reel him in.
The Paraguayan decided to leave Barcelona to seek first-team opportunities elsewhere and was strongly linked with Arsenal before Roma swooped.
Roma agreed to pay Barcelona £3.7m for Sanabria, thereby activating his release clause, which could prove to be a massive bargain for the Eternal City side.
However, the 17-year-old's move has caused some added complications as Roma have filled their quota of non-EU players for the season.
Serie A minnows Sassuolo have done a good job of acting as a farm club for bigger sides and currently have Juventus star Domenico Berardi on a co-ownership basis.
Sanabria has impressed for his country at Under-17 and Under-20 level and made his full debut in August 2013 in a 3-3 draw with Germany.
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