Official: Ex-Chelsea attacker Pedro joins Lazio from Roma


After just one season, Pedro has left Roma in order to join fierce rivals Lazio on a free transfer.

The Spanish attacker was considered surplus to requirements by new Roma boss José Mourinho, who was appointed in May. The Portuguese technician froze the ex-Barcelona man out of the first team and did not include him in his team’s preseason roster.

Having no space in the Giallorossi, the attacker quickly accepted the option to join city rivals Lazio, where he reunites with his former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

Pedro underwent his medical with the Biancocelesti this afternoon at the Paideia Clinic and penned a two-year contract with the club. He was also presented with the number nine shirt.

For their part, though, Roma will be content with the veteran’s exit since his exorbitant wages will be removed from their books.

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