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Agent reveals Villarreal's Nilmar nearing January move to Roma

After failing to land the Brazilian during the summer, the Giallorossi are close to completing a deal for the forward, according to the player's representative

Dec 19, 2011 15:07:00

Europa League: Nilmar (Villarreal) The agent of Villarreal forward Nilmar has claimed that his client is on the verge of signing for Roma.

The Giallorossi reportedly had a €22 million bid for the Brazilian rejected over the summer but the player’s representative, Orlando da Hora, claimed last month that talks were ongoing with the Serie A side and he has now revealed that an agreement has almost been reached.

"I can only say we're going strong and I think I can close a deal with Roma," the agent is quoted as saying by Super Deporte.

Nilmar had a fine 2010-11 campaign with Villarreal, netting 17 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, but he has struggled for fitness and form this season and has scored just twice in La Liga.