Lazio Pursuing Roma Reject for Potential Rare Crosstown Transfer

The problems in finding bargains and their limited resources are forcing Lazio to leave no stone unturned to try completing their frontline. Their latest idea for the role is Pedro, whom Roma froze out at the beginning of the pre-season preparation.

Maurizio Sarri wants two more wingers to be able to pull off his beloved 4-3-3. He has built a strong relationship with the Spanish attacker during their shared time at Chelsea. The gaffer had high praise for Pedro while they were in London: “He is incapable of botching a big game.”

Lazio inquired with Roma about the availability of the forward, Alfredo Pedullà reports. The Giallorossi are eager to shed his €3M wages from their balance sheets. However, they still aim at earning something out of his sale. They might change their position and let him go for free in the final days of the window though, LaLazioSiamoNoi informs. The Biancocelesti would clearly prefer such scenario.

Pedro got off to a good start last season but progressively ceded playing time. He finished with 6 goals and 7 assists in 40 appearances in his first Italian campaign. He is not part of José Mourinho’s plans. Roma signed him for nothing from Chelsea last summer.

The strategy for Lazio would be to add the 34-year-old winger on top of a younger option for the role. The gap in the early negotiation with his agent regarding his future salary is reportedly not significant. The last player to complete the crosstown move between the two Rome-based teams was Carlo Perrone in 1981.