Manchester United Send Officials For Italy International

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Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are reportedly monitoring the situation of Roma’s midfield sensation, Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Pellegrini returned to Roma this summer after spending a buoyant two-year loan spell with Serie A side Sassuolo. The Italian, who was given his first senior cap for the National side in a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in June, has so far impressed a host of Serie A clubs with his brilliant performances.

And now, according to Corriere dello Sport, the midfielder is attracting interest from overseas as well. It was reported that Manchester United have been regularly tracking the 21-year-old’s progress, and that the club had sent scouts to watch Pellegrini help his side beat Verona 3-0 on Saturday.

Moreover, it was also claimed that the Red Devils have already made contact with the midfielder’s counselors earlier this week, in order to discuss a potential move to England.

The officials at Stadio Olimpico are said to be aware of their young prodigy’s growing demand, and thus, have already signed a new contract with him, which would keep him in Rome till the end of the 2021-22 season. With a £35,000 weekly wage, the Italian sensation is now one of Roma’s best-paid players.

The £25 million-rated player is also on Juventus’ wishlist, but an improved deal from Roma has ceased any interest from the Serie A champions for the time being. But with Juve’s increasing dominance at both domestic and European levels, I Giallorossi would find it difficult to keep their prized asset at Stadio Olimpico.

Along with Juve, rivals AC Milan and Napoli are also picking up pace in their pursuit for the starlet, which would further stiffen Roma’s job in persuading Pellegrini to pledge his future to his current club.

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.


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