Mali's Seydou Keita joins Roma

Mohamad Mosselhi, Thursday 5 Jun 2014

The Malian midfielder signs a one-year contract with the Italian outfit on Thursday

Seydou Keita
Mali's Seydou Keita (Photo: Reuters)

AS Roma announced on Thursday the signing of Malian midfielder Seydou Keita on a one-year deal.

"AS Roma communicate that they have finalised a contract with the Malian player Seydou Ahmed Keita," read a statement on Roma’s official website on Thursday.

"The contract will run for one year, with an expiry date of June 30 2015."

The former Barcelona player spent the last five month at Spanish side Valencia after arriving from Chinese side Dalian Aerbin last January.

He made 11 appearances with Valencia scoring one goal.

The international midfielder who started his career at French giants Olympique de Marseille spent four years at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, making 119 appearances and scoring 16 goals. 

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