Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur, according to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari.
He has a contract with the Italian outfit until 2022, and the two parties have not reached an agreement regarding a contract renewal.
Pellegrini has a release clause of around £25.7 million, and newly appointed Tottenham director Fabio Paratici is an admirer of the player.
#Roma resta lontano l’accordo per il rinnovo di Lorenzo #Pellegrini. Attuale contratto scade nel 2022, clausola rescissoria da 30M vale ancora 10g. #Paratici è un suo estimatore #Tottenham #THFC. Nessun segnale di offerte al momento, lui vorrebbe restare, ma occhio alle offensive
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) July 21, 2021
Spurs could certainly use a goalscoring midfielder next season, and the 25-year-old seems like the perfect fit.
Pellegrini could complete Nuno Espirito Santo’s midfield unit. He has the skill set to complement Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele.
The Roma star bagged 11 goals and nine assists across all competitions last season.
The 25-year-old can play in several midfield roles, and his versatility would be a major asset for Spurs.
Roma will have no option but to sell if the London club trigger his release clause, although his contract situation may force them to consider a lower offer.
The Serie A club will not want to lose Pellegrini on a free transfer next year and may decide to cash in this summer.
On that basis, it would be no surprise to see Spurs test Roma’s resolve with a bid over the coming weeks.