Pedro “delighted” to join AS Roma

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As Roma have announced the signing of Spanish international Pedro on a three-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.

Pedro penned a deal with the Serie A side after parting ways with Chelsea at the end of the season.

“I am delighted to be here at Roma. I’m excited for this challenge and to compete to achieve our targets over the coming seasons,” said Pedro.

“I want to thank the fans for the welcome they’ve given me. I hope to make them happy,” he added.

The former Barcelona forward is Roma’s first signing in the current transfer window as the club looks to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2020/21 Serie A season scheduled to get underway on September 19.

The 33-year-old is an experienced campaigner as he has won 25 major trophies in his career to date – including the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and La Liga.

He also clinched the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with Spain as well as the European Championship in 2012.

“When you arrive at a new club you want to win again. I understand that it is difficult, but that is the aim. My ambition is always really high and when I arrive here my goal has to be, along with all the staff.

“I want to win with Roma. It’s possible to win a trophy. I understand it’s a big challenge for everyone here and for the team,” concluded Pedro.

Roma CEO Guido Fienga said: “It’s a privilege for us to be able to welcome a player of Pedro’s quality to the Roma family,” said Roma CEO .

“The hope we have, for both him and for us, is that he can continue to add to his extraordinary list of achievements with AS Roma.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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