Daniel Fuzato has left Roma after four years to join Ibiza on a permanent basis.
Fuzato was signed in the summer of 2018 by Monchi to be Roma’s third-choice goalkeeper. However, there was little room for him to progress.
A debut for the Brazilian had to wait until the last day of his second season in Serie A, when he started among a rotated lineup against Juventus.
Roma subsequently sent him out on loan to Gil Vicente for the 2020-21 season, but he never played in Portugal and his spell was cut short that January. Somewhat surprisingly, a few opportunities fell his way at the end of that campaign back in Rome. He did reasonably well, keeping a clean sheet in a derby win, for example.
However, the club went on to purchase Rui Patricio as a new number one ahead of Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge. Patricio dominated the goalkeeping pecking order, only allowing Fuzato to make one appearance under Mourinho.
And with the club bringing in Mile Svilar for 2022 and beyond, it became clear that Fuzato’s time in Italy was up.
Earlier in June, it emerged via SportItalia that the 24-year-old was close to joining Ibiza in the Spanish second tier. Now, the move has gone over the line.
Roma’s announcement does not disclose any transfer fee; reports have suggested he is moving for free, with his now former employers in Italy in line for a bonus of €300k if Ibiza are promoted and a 30% sell-on fee further down the line.
Fuzato leaves Roma with just the eight senior appearances behind him. He conceded 11 goals from them, only keeping two clean sheets.