Roma have completed the signing of Italy U21 striker Lorenzo Pellegrini on a five-year deal from Sassuolo
Lorenzo Pellegrini is a Roma youth academy product. The 21-year-old joined Sassuolo two years ago
Roma paid Sassuolo €10 million to reobtain the 21-year-old midfielder who was, quite naturally, excited to return to the club of his youth:
It is an incredible feeling to come back. This was my objective from the moment I went to Sassuolo. It is the culmination of a great two-year journey with them.
I want to thank Roma, including Monchi and the rest of the directors. They have always been in close contact with me. They made me realise how much they wanted me back.
Pellegrini’s blend of playmaking, creativity and ball winning should see him win a slot in Eusebio Di Francesco’s rotation in no time.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) June 30, 2017