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Juventus to pay Lorenzo Pellegrini clause

March 26, 2018 - 9:13 am

Juventus are linked with a move to Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini and are reportedly prepared to pay his release clause.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a successful two-year stint at Sassuolo but has found his time in the capital limited, making 17 starts in the league so far this season.

RAI Sport report that Roma are looking to sign Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante in the summer, leaving the Bianconeri free to activate the €25m clause in Pellegrini’s contract.

The young midfielder has scored three goals in thirty appearances for the Giallorossi since returning to the club last summer.

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    BelgianJuventino March 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Not sure this is something I want to see happen. Don’t know the lad at all, but 25mill seems a hefty price for a relatively unknown player

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      thegutterpoet March 26, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      I am equally in the dark as to his talents but am aware that he is highly thought of in Rome and Italy as a whole, a good age, knows the league and Roma would prefer for him to remain. He seems technically superior to Matuidi and more mobile than Khedira, able to play comfortably in a central role where we have struggled for so damn long now. I’d imagine if we brought in Pellegrini that the Savic dream would die on the vine, yet it always looked unlikely. Still feel we will make a much more significant signing…somewhere in the squad. Yet a lot of work is needed on the flanks. Asamoah seems set to go, no surprise given how we have treated him last Summer (as dispensable). Not sure on Sandro, who still has suitors with deep pockets. Lichsteiner will leave.

      I would worry to see Spinazzola brought in as anywhere near a starting berth at LB. De Sciglio has not impressed me much at RB. Darmain I still like…especially if we keep Sandro.

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        BelgianJuventino March 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

        Indeed, what is recommendable here is that we’re looking for young and Italian. Pretty sure Khedira will walk after this season too.

        Flank seem likely to have an exodus soon and central midfield is in dire need of refreshment too. As you say, we might be looking at every LB/RB leaving with the exception of Mattia. I would like to see Spina given a chance, but just him is not enough. Personally I would rather see us chase a rough gem over going for Darmian. Good enough I would say, just seems such a .. boring move. If he does arrive, I hope he will prove me wrong thouh

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        monochromerobot March 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        This guy carried Roma in few matches if i remember correctly. Not that consistent though (at least due to his young age)

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    Kelso5timeHOTY March 26, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    He’ll only get better if he moves to Juve. Good option to bring in.

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    Mikkel Andersen March 26, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Hmmm. Still dream of Savic. We need worldclass players like the ones we had. Pirlo, Pogba and Vidal