Roma Forward Pedro Set for Lazio Transfer

Roma Forward Pedro

Roma forward Pedro is set to be reunited with Maurizio Sarri with a free transfer to Lazio, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The former Chelsea man worked with Sarri at Stamford Bridge – winning the Europa League together.

Lazio Transfer on the Horizon for Roma Forward Pedro

A Reliable Option for Maurizio Sarri

Pedro made the move to Italy with Paulo Fonseca’s Roma last summer with his Chelsea career coming to an end. Despite a couple of injuries, Pedro managed 40 appearances for the club, scoring six and assisting seven. Fonseca has since been replaced by Jose Mourinho – the manager who originally brought Pedro to Stamford Bridge.

Pedro has always been a reliable winger. Maurizio Sarri is fully aware of that with the Spanish wide-man playing a hand in 18 goals during his 52 appearances in their season together in 2018/19. The 34-year-old was amongst the goalscorers in the 2019 Europa League final – a 4-1 win over Arsenal – when Sarri collected a major European medal.

Jose Mourinho’s arrival does not appear to have convinced Pedro to stay, or perhaps the other way around, though the forward is seemingly keen on being reunited with Maurizio Sarri – even if it does mean joining Roma’s arch-rivals.

Wealth of Experience Roma Forward Pedro Could Bring to Lazio

When you’ve played for Barcelona and Chelsea, you’d have been very unlucky to have left both clubs without a medal. Pedro has suffered no such misfortune, lifting six league titles, a World Cup with Spain, three Champions League‘s, a Europa League, an FA Cup, and much more. Pedro’s trophy cabinet is full and he possesses great experience, which can only be an advantage to his suitors.

Lazio finished sixth in 2020/21, six points above Pedro’s current club and qualifying for the Europa League with it.

It’s a fresh start for the blue side of Rome after Simone Inzaghi’s exit to replace Antonio Conte with champions Inter Milan.

Maurizio Sarri has been hired since and will look to work towards replicating his 2019/20 Serie A win with Juventus. Sarri’s Napoli side were also one of the most popular within Italian football, so it will be interesting to see if he can get a similar level of performance out of I Biancocelesti.

 

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