RomaPress – Roma continue to work on several player-related fronts, aiming to give new manager José Mourinho a reinforced and revolutionised squad.
One of the players that ‘The Special One’ will undoubtedly rely on this upcoming season is Lorenzo Pellegrini. The midfielder is coming off his best season as a top flight professional, accruing eleven goal and nine assists in 47 appearances.
His performances earned him a place in Italy’s squad for Euro 2020, however, a hamstring injury suffered during training last week will force him to miss the tournament.
No longer occupied with national team duty, both Pellegrini and Roma will turn their attention to addressing the 24 year-old’s contractual situation.
His current deal contains a €30 million buyout clause and expires next June. With only one year remaining, the Giallorossi risk losing the Italian for free if they’re unable to reach an agreement on a new contract.
Several clubs in Italy and abroad have already expressed in acquiring Pellegrini, but Roma fully intend on him remaining in the Italian capital. His contract renewal is among the club’s top priorities this summer and will be addressed in the coming weeks.
As for a timetable, a member of Pellegrini’s entourage informed RomaPress that a meeting has not been scheduled yet between Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Director, and the midfielder’s agent, Giampiero Pocetta.
Furthermore, neither side envisions any problems in reaching an agreement because they both have the same desire: to continue at Roma.