KOMPAS.com – Spanish winger Pedro Rodriguez has officially joined AS Roma on a free transfer.
This was announced by AS Roma, Tuesday (24/8/2020) local time.
Pedro Rodriguez is contracted by AS Roma for three years until 30 June 2023.
The player who is now 33 years old admits that he is happy to join AS Roma because he can continue to play at the highest level.
“I am very excited to join AS Roma. I can not wait to face the new challenge here,” said Pedro, quoted from the club’s official website.
“I want to help AS Roma compete and meet the targets for next season. I thank the AS Roma fans who have welcomed me warmly,” said Pedro.
“I hope to make the fans happy,” said Pedro.
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Pedro became AS Roma’s first recruit for next season.
AS Roma CEO, Guido Fienga, assessed that Pedro still has quality even though he has passed the golden age as a footballer.
“It is an honor for AS Roma to welcome such quality players as Pedro Rodriguez,” said Guido Fienga.
“Our hope is that this transfer will benefit both parties. I hope Pedro can add to his collection of titles with AS Roma,” said Guido Fienga.
AS Roma became the third team in Pedro Rodriguez’s professional football career after Barcelona and Chelsea.
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Pedro Rodriguez was forced to leave Chelsea at the end of last season after his contract was not renewed.
The age factor is rumored to be the reason Chelsea and their coach, Frank Lampard, did not give Pedro a new contract.
Last season, Pedro was mostly on the bench and was only given the opportunity to appear 23 times in all competitions by Frank Lampard.
During five seasons defending Chelsea, Pedro won three championship trophies namely the English League, FA Cup and Europa League.
Overall, Pedro has so far won 25 prestigious trophies at club level including three Champions League titles.