Arsenal considering to activate buy-out clause of Italy international

The Premier League giants Arsenal are interested in landing Italian creative midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini from the Serie A club Roma.

The 21-year-old star is under contract with the Serie A side until 2021, but he has a £22 million release (buy-out) clause which the Gunners are looking to trigger.

The London Evening Standard has stated that Arsenal have gone cool on landing Jean Michael Seri from OGC Nice and believe Lorenzo represents better value for money, considering his exit clause.

A product of Roma’s youth academy, Lorenzo made his senior debut for his boyhood club in 2015 as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 league win over Cesena.

He joined another Italian side Sassuolo for £1.1 million in June that year, although the deal included a buy-back clause of around £9m.

He went on to net 11 goals in 54 appearances for Neroverdi, before agreeing on a move back to Giallorssi in June 2017. The midfielder made 37 appearances for Roma in all competitions, netting three goals and picking up 5 assists.

Lorenzo Pellegrini has been capped six times by his country and played against England in a friendly match earlier this year.

Liverpool have also been connected with Pellegrini in the past, but they appear to have turned their attention to other targets.