Ante Coric - Almeria (loan with option to buy for €6m) Article: Roma outcast Ante Coric has officially joined second-tier Spanish side Almeria on loan with an option to buy. It is understood Roma will pay 60 percent of Coric’s salary this season and that Almeria can buy the former Dinamo Zagreb midfielder for €6m next summer. The 22-year-old was one of Monchi’s recruits at the Olimpico last summer, but he managed just 48 minutes of competitive football in 2018-19. He will now spend at least the current campaign at Almeria, who were recently taken over by Saudi investor Turki Al-Sheikh. They are fourth in the Segunda Division after a win and a draw from their opening two games. Joao Mario - Lokomotiv Moscow (loan with option to buy for €18m) Article: Joao Mario says he has joined ‘a great club’ after officially leaving Inter for Lokomotiv Moscow. Joao Mario moves to Lokomotiv on a season-long loan with an €18m option to buy, and he was presented by his new club on Tuesday evening. “I’m very happy to join Lokomotiv,” remarked the midfielder. “I know this is a great club. They’ve signed many famous and experienced players. “I asked [Manuel] Fernandes and Eder about Lokomotiv when we played for the Portuguese national team. “I consulted Eder before the transfer. He told me Lokomotiv were a good team with a wonderful atmosphere. “Their participation in the Champions League is also an important factor.” The Nerazzurri paid Sporting CP €45m for his services, just a month after he helped Portugal win Euro 2016. However, the 26-year-old went on to make only 69 competitive appearances in three seasons, scoring four goals. He also spent the second half of the 2017-18 campaign at Premier League outfit West Ham United. Giuseppe Pezzella - Parma (loan with option to buy for €4.5m) Article: Parma have officially signed Udinese left-back Giuseppe Pezzella on loan with obligation to buy for €4.5m. Pezzella’s move comes as no surprise, with links between him and Parma first surfacing over a month ago. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Genoa. However, he played just five Serie A games and the Grifone subsequently passed up their €7m option to buy. The Italy Under-21 international has committed himself to the Gialloblu until 2024.