Coronavirus Could Force Roma to Sell Prized Midfielder With PSG, Juventus, and Everton Interested

AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini checks all of the boxes for what Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director is looking for in a midfield addition this summer.

Leonardo has gone on record stating that he is looking for a tall midfielder in the upcoming transfer window and at 6’1″, Pellegrini certainly fits the description. In 18 Serie A appearances this season, the 23-year-old recorded nine assists, which makes you wonder what he could do with more playing time with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. in front of him.

According to information from La Repubblica (via Le10Sport), PSG will face competition from Juventus FC and Everton FC to sign Pellegrini who could be on the move even if Roma doesn’t want to sell.

Billionaire Dan Friedkin was thought to be taking over Roma but the coronavirus has hit his businesses especially hard and now the current owner, James Pallotta, is forced to put money back into the club.

Selling Pellegrini may make Roma a lesser team on the pitch but receiving €30 million could help keep the club afloat until the new owner can come in. In exchange, PSG would receive a young and very talented midfielder to pair with fellow Italy international, Marco Verratti.

Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG TalkingThe 1970, and 24th & Parc.

Tags AS Roma coronavirus Leonardo Marco Verratti PSG Mercato