OFFICIAL: Lorenzo Pellegrini Pledges Long-Term Future to Roma

Roma have officially announced that Lorenzo Pellegrini has extended his contract at the Stadio Olimpico until summer 2026. After months of negotiations, the Giallorossi have tied their homegrown star to a new long-term contract amid growing interest from major European clubs.

Pellegrini came through the ranks at the Stadio Olimpico, graduating at the Roma academy before making his senior debut for the club in April 2015. The Italian midfielder switched to Sassuolo the following summer to master his skills and gain experience before returning to base in 2017 for a reported fee of €10 million.

Since coming back to Roma, Pellegrini has gone from strength to strength en route to earning the captain’s armband and a reputation as one of the finest playmakers in Serie A. The 25-year-old’s eye-catching showings in the capital have not gone unnoticed, with several top European sides, including Manchester United and Liverpool taking an interest in his services. 

Keen to keep hold of their headline performer amid the abovementioned interest, Roma handed Pellegrini a new bumper deal to convince him to pledge his future to Rome. Per reports, the Italian will earn around €4m a year plus add-ons, with his €30m release clause from the previous contract effectively removed. 

Pellegrini has been nothing short of outstanding under Jose Mourinho this season, clocking up six goals and a pair of assists in nine appearances in all competitions, including the Europa Conference League qualifiers. Overall, he has amassed 27 goals and 36 assists in 161 competitive outings for the Giallorossi, making him one of the most prolific players in the current Roma squad.