It's been known for a while that Tonny Sanabria would leave Barcelona for AS Roma, but it has taken until today for the details of the transfer to be signed off.
According to Football Italia, the player has in fact signed to Sassuolo this season as part of the deal. Red tape has ensured that Sanabria cannot officially register with Roma until next season.
Barca released a club statement which read:
Barcelona and Sassuolo have agreed a transfer for Tonny Sanabria to the Serie A club in an operation that is close to €12m.
Of this sum, €4.5m are guaranteed, while the rest are tied to the player’s performances and his future market value.
The contacts for Sanabria’s transfer began with Roma, then the Italian club put Barcelona and Sassuolo in contact to finally conclude the operation.