14th October 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
While leaving AS Roma, the club he joined as a 10-year-old, for Sassuolo would've been a tough decision for Lorenzo Pellegrini to make, he knew it was the right decision for his career.

Having made his professional Roma debut in 2015 when he came on as a second half substitute against Cesena, the man who'd also captained Roma's primavera side to the UEFA Youth League semi finals that term knew competition for places would be fierce at the Giallorossi ahead of the 2015/2016 season.

So when Sassuolo came knocking, Pellegrini jumped at the chance to join the Neroverdi in a deal worth just €1.25 million. The move represented a brilliant opportunity for him to work under their exceptional manager, Eusebio Di Francesco, who's renowned for his fantastic ability to develop young talents and help them to fulfill their potential.

Pellegrini's progress has been steady at Sassuolo, where he's showed plenty of signs of his undeniable quality and benefited suitably from working with the Italian tactician. Featuring 19 times was a great introduction to full time life in the Serie A last campaign, as he continued to better himself mentally, physically and tactically under Di Francesco's thorough tutelage and adjust to the rigours of Serie A.

To start the 2016/2017 crusade, the 20-year-old's crucially kept on showing improvement, with his career now really beginning to take shape. After a promising start, interest has recently spiked in the youngster. Indeed, if he were to move, a return home to Roma would appear most likely, for the club have a €10 million buy back option on him. His agent has no doubt in his mind that his star client's got what it takes to return and have an impact in the capital, stating: "Lorenzo is demonstrating the qualities to play football at high levels. Roma is an imp

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