The Chelsea striker accepts a 2-year contract, with a one-year extension from AS Roma.
Corriere Dello Sport said Pedro Rodriguez was one of AS Roma’s first two contracts in the summer of 2002, alongside Chris Smalling. The former Barca player was out of contract on June 30, but was not invited by Chelsea to extend his contract.
Having won three Champions League and La Liga years with Barca, Pedro hasn’t shown much in the last five seasons with Chelsea. The striker, born in 1987, sought a new parking lot in February 2020, before nodding to Roma.
Going to be 33, Pedro still wants to play in Europe, instead of going to Qatar to work with his senior Xavi in Al Sadd. Besides Roma, Valencia, Real Betis, and Sevilla are pursuing Pedro. Finally, the 2010 World Cup champion chose to go to Italy to team up with former teammate Davide Zappacosta.
In order to earn Pedro the starting kick, while paying a $ 3.4 million lining fee, Roma wanted to liquidate a group of three players including Diego Perotti, Cengiz Under, and Justin Kluivert. The last two names are expected to bring in a decent amount, because they are both young and have a technical play.
Due to the lengthy European Championship 2019-2020 season because of Covid-19, Pedro was unable to visit Rome in July. He is in talks with Chelsea’s boss to be able to reach the new stop in August, to ensure the preparation time for the new season.
In the last two seasons, Roma has made a strong purchase, thanks to the profits from the sale of Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker, Kostas Manolas, and many other players. However, Paulo Fonseca’s army is three points behind the top four, and playing more than one match.