Ex-Barcelona star Pedro first crosses the Roma-Lazio divide in 36 years | MCUTimes

Ex-Barcelona star Pedro first crosses the Roma-Lazio divide in 36 years

Pedro has become the first player to move directly between Roma and Lazio in 36 years after signing Biancocelesti on Thursday.

The 2010 World Cup winner only came to Roma in 2020 and signed a three-year contract, but was not part of new manager Jose Mourinho’s plans – after even being left out of their pre-season squad.

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Pedro, who received the No. 9 jersey in Lazio, will be reunited with former boss Maurizio Sarri, who has worked under him during their season together at Chelsea.

He made 40 appearances for Roma last season, scoring six goals in all competitions.

The 34-year-old is one of the most successful players in recent times, having won 20 major trophies in Barcelona, ​​including five LaLiga titles and the Champions League three times, while also winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League at Chelsea.

Pedro also enjoyed success internationally when he followed up with the 2010 World Cup victory with a triumphant Euro 2012.

Roma and Lazio have one of Italy’s toughest rivals, and goalkeeper Astutillo Malgioglio was the last player to move directly between the clubs in 1985 when he made the same move as Pedro.

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