Former Chelsea and Barcelona winger Pedro has signed for Lazio from Roma, turning into the primary participant to maneuver between the 2 fierce rivals in 40 years.
The final participant to make the inter-city transfer was Carlo Perrone, who swapped Lazio for Roma.
Pedro, who performed 27 occasions and scored 5 objectives in Serie A final season, could have been offered because of feedback he made about his former boss Jose Mourinho.
‘The Particular One’ was appointed Roma boss in the summertime, changing Paulo Fonseca, having himself been dismissed by Tottenham earlier in 2021.
The pair labored collectively at Chelsea in 2015, after Mourinho signed the Spaniard from Barca, beating Manchester United to his signature.
Nonetheless, the Portuguese was sacked 4 months into the season after shedding 9 of the Blues’ first 16 video games.
And Pedro wasn’t too complimentary about his former boss, which may have led to his Roma exit.
“It was about every little thing, every little thing simply wasn’t proper,” he stated on the time.
“We have been very low within the league, the spirits have been very low, the belief was very low, every little thing was going mistaken.
“It made it very troublesome to be match, to be in a very good place. It was simply the entire thing – it wasn’t proper.”
Pedro will miss out on the prospect to play with former Chelsea teammate Tammy Abraham, who was not too long ago signed by Mourinho for £34million.
However the 34-year-old is now headed to affix Roma’s metropolis rivals Lazio, who’re presently managed by one other of his ex-Blues managers, Maurizio Sarri.
Pedro performed 52 occasions below Sarri in his one season in west London, scoring 12 objectives and offering 5 assists through the 2018/19 marketing campaign.
Chelsea received the Europa League that 12 months and, with Lazio set to compete in the identical European competitors subsequent season, the pair will likely be hoping they’ll repeat that feat.
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