Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini signs a new long-term deal with the club

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Lorenzo Pellegrini seems very glad to have renewed his contract with Roma, to run till 2026.

The Italian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder and captains for Serie A club Roma, also represents the Italian national team.

The club’s Official statement confirmed that he has renewed a new contract.

Speaking about his new contract, Pellegrini said:
“It’s impossible for me to explain this feeling, it’s what I’ve always wanted – to cement this bond between myself and my team and my city. You couldn’t imagine a greater feeling than this.

“I feel truly honoured that the ownership, Tiago [Pinto, the general manager] and the coach [Jose Mourinho] have always considered me so important; I will try to repay that faith every day on the pitch by giving 110 per cent and doing everything I can to keep improving.”he concluded.

Commenting on the renewal, Pinto the general club Manager said: “From the moment I started work here, a key target was to agree a contract extension with Lorenzo. For that reason, this is a very significant day for me.

“Lorenzo is the perfect example of the core characteristics of our sporting project, not just because of his evident ability as a player but also because, being a Rome-born, Roma fan who was developed within our academy system, he shares a bond with the club that makes him a pillar of what we are building.

“No sporting project can be put in place without a clear and strong identity underpinning it.” he added in conclusion.

Pellegrini is an academy graduate of Roma, having joined the club in 2007, and made his senior debut in 2015.