August 28, 2018 / 3:53 PM / in 3 months

Soccer-Roma midfielder Strootman joins Marseille

Aug 28 (Reuters) - AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has joined Olympique de Marseille in a permanent move, the Italian Serie A club said on Tuesday.

The French Ligue 1 club paid 25 million euros ($28.6 million) for the Netherlands international, capped 41 times.

The 28-year-old Strootman left Roma five years after joining the club from PSV Eindhoven. He made 32 league appearances last season, scoring one goal.

Marseille, ninth in the standings, travel to 10th-placed AS Monaco in the league on Sunday. Both teams have earned four points from three games this season. ($1 = 0.8744 euros) (Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond)

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