The term saga is often applied to transfer dealings, but Bryan Reynolds journey to AS Roma is truly befitting it. His move to Italy was reportedly all set near the beginning of January with him slated to go to Juventus and being loaned to Benevento. That deal fell through and Reynolds went about his business training with the USMNT in January camp.
Then he tested positive for Covid and had to leave camp last week. In the midst of that, Roma stepped up as the front runner to sign the right back. Since nothing is straight forward in this move, his medical was delayed because he needed several negative Covid tests before traveling to Italy.
As the calendar turned inevitably to the end of the transfer period, it seemed at least possible that Reynolds might not be able to move at this time. Luckily, that all seems to have been resolved as he traveled to Italy.
And even arrived in the country.
Bryan Reynolds arrives in Rome pic.twitter.com/FaecnYdecQ— Future USMNT (@FutureUsmnt) January 31, 2021
The exact terms of the deal have not been determined, but reports are that it is worth 7ish million Euro and may include a sell on clause for Dallas should he be sold in the future.
UPDATE: It’s official.