NEWS
Friday November 22 2019
Pellegrini 'calm' about Roma renewal

Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini says he is “very calm” about negotiating a new contract and is willing to discuss the removal of his €30m release clause.

Pellegrini been out with a broken toe for two months, missing the international break with Italy, but could make his Roma comeback against Brescia on Sunday.

“I worked hard to get fit as quickly as possible,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I even managed to come back earlier. It was very tough to stay out.”

Now, the 23-year-old is ready to fight for a place in the Champions League with the Giallorossi.

“We want to be there, and we will do everything to do so. It’s our main objective.”

Pellegrini’s €30m release clause has left the Lupi vulnerable to losing their newest ‘bandiere’, but he confirmed that a new deal was on the horizon.

“We haven’t talked about it yet, but I am very calm,” he added. “The only thing that matters is that I’m feeling good. When the time comes, we will sit down.

“We will also talk about removing the clause in the contract…”

Finally, the ex-Sassuolo man praised Alessandro Florenzi for his professionalism, despite the Roma captain losing his place in the starting XI.

“Ale has been living this moment as a champion. He never complained and has always put the team first.”

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