Lazio Close to Reaching Two-Year Agreement With Roma Forward Pedro

Lazio are working to sign Roma forward Pedro, which could the first deal between the two rivals since 1981.

As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, coach Maurizio Sarri has specifically requested that the Biancocelesti look to sign the 34-year-old Spanish winger, who is not going to be included in Jose Mourinho’s project at the Giallorossi.

Roma are keen to re-home Pedro, considering that he is contracted to the club until 2023 and earns around €3 million net per season. The Giallorossi value him at €2 million and hope to sell him, but should no offers arrive then they may release him from his contract.

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Lazio president Claudio Lotito does not want to pay for Pedro, but a middle ground could be found between the two clubs, satisfying Sarri’s technical needs and Roma’s economic ones.

Pedro’s arrival does not depend on whether or not Joaquin Correa leaves, and the Biancocelesti still may sign another winger like Filip Kostic. The 34-year-old Spaniard, who has won 25 trophies in his career, would also act as a mentor to young talents Raul Moro and Luka Romero.

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Lazio are in contact with Pedro’s entourage and the player is happy to switch sides of the Tevere. The Biancocelesti are ready to offer him a two-year contract worth €2.5 million per season, but his agent is pushing to receive the same €3 million that he earns at Roma.

New contacts between the two parties are expected soon and an agreement with the player may be reached in the coming days. This would be the first time since Carlo Perrone’s move from Lazio to Roma in 1981 that a deal would occur between the two rival Roman clubs.

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