ROME - Around five thousand fans turned up
at a Rome stadium to greet new AS Roma signing Adriano on
The Brazilian striker has returned to Italy from Flamengo
less than two years after walking out on Inter Milan because of
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"I feel renewed and mature," Adriano, 28, told the crowd.
AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri, whose cash-strapped club
finished second in Serie A last term, has acknowledged that
signing Adriano is a "gamble" given his history.
The arrival of Adriano, on a three-year deal, means fellow
striker Luca Toni's time at Roma looks to be over.
The Italian was on loan from Bayern Munich last term but
Genoa now want to sign him.
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