Nicolo Schira: Everton ready to pay €30m for Lorenzo Pellegrini

Lorenzo Pellegrini

Popular journalist and transfer guru, Gianluca Di Marzio, has claimed recently that Everton could show ambition in the summer transfer market.

Carlo Ancelotti, upon arriving at the club, had shared his vision that he wants to bring European football at Goodison Park. Apart from signing a quality centre-back, Everton also need to bolster their midfield region.

However, the global economy has changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and clubs will struggle to spend big. In most cases, they will either look at free transfers, swap deals, or transfers that will be required to be paid in instalments.

Enter the picture, Lorenzo Pellegrini.

In April, Foot Mercato (h/t GFFN) reported that Paris Saint-Germain are showing keen interest in signing Pellegrini from Italian club AS Roma.

The French giants have been in regular contact with the 23-year-old midfielder’s agent.

Pellegrini, who joined Roma in 2017, has established himself as one of the key players for the club. He is a highly-rated midfielder and has a release clause of (€30m) £27million.

Everton are also interested in signing the 12-times capped Italy international.

According to reliable journalist and transfer expert, Nicolo Schira, Everton are ready to pay his release clause of €30m in two instalments of €15m each.

He has scored three goals and provided 10 assists in all competitions for the Serie A giants this season.

While a move to PSG could attract him as they can offer Champions League football, Pellegrini could be tempted to move to Everton as well to play under a world-class manager like Ancelotti.