Manchester United have reportedly received a boost in acquiring the services of Lorenzo Pellegrini from AS Roma this summer. The Italian only rejoined the Giallorossi from Sassuolo last summer and has since made 37 appearances across all competitions.
According to Calciomercato, United may have received the green light to sign Pellegrini this summer after Roma sporting director admitted that the midfielder could be headed through the exit door, he said: “There are some possibilities that we sell [Edin] Dzeko, [Kostas] Manolas or Pellegrini.”
Despite this, it is not entirely certain Pellegrini could part ways with the club with Dzeko and Manolas also mentioned whilst the recent contract extension of Marouane Fellaini has presented doubts over the club’s pursuit of another midfielder.
At full strength, summer signing Fred, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are very much certain to occupy the starting midfield roles and with the likes of Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Scott McTominay to provide back-up, a move does not make sense unless there is a probable exit.
Of late, Herrera has been associated with a potential return to the Spanish La Liga with Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona interested and the uncertainty behind the Spaniard’s future may trigger the need for a younger replacement.