AS Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi recently stated that he doesn’t believe that midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini will depart from the Italian capital this summer.
However, with the 23-year-old looking for a new contract once his current deal expires in 2022, the temptation of a higher salary and playing alongside great players could entice the Italy international to consider Paris Saint-Germain.
Furthermore, LEGGO is reporting that Pellegrini has waited a year and a half to discuss a contract extension. Although talks are ongoing, Roma cannot guarantee a significant rise in wages.
To put his salary into context and how little he makes considering he’s a building block for the Italian club, Pellegrini currently earns €2 million per year.
That annual wage puts him behind players Juan Jesus and former PSG midfielder Javier Pastore, who will likely be gone and heading to Major League Soccer possibly. Also, the Italian media outlet added that PSG could double his salary, which is a tempting offer for the midfielder.
With Les Parisiens having a lot of money coming off the salary books with players at the end of their contracts, PSG could pursuade the 23-year-old to head to Paris especially if Roma continues to play hardball at the negotiating table.
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