Arsenal manager Emery wants to make £26m-rated Italian Pellegrini first signing

Arsenal manager Emery wants to make £26m-rated Italian Pellegrini first signing

- New Arsenal manager Unai Emery could make Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini his first signing at the Emirates

- Emery was recently appointed by the Gunners to replace Wenger who spent 22 years with the club

- Pellegrini, who has a £26 million release clause, played a crucial role in Roma's run to the Champions League semi-finals

Arsenal new manager, Unai Emery is set to make Italian international and Roma’s midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, his first summer signing according to report on Sky Sports.

The 21-year-old Pellegrini, who has a £26 million release clause, played a crucial role in Roma's run to the Champions League semi-finals making 36 appearances in all competitions.

And Emery is aware of Pellegrini’s qualities as he prepares to rebuild the squad this summer and send Arsenal back into the Champions League according to Sky in Italy.

Meanwhile, additional reports further confirmed that Roma are already planning for life without Pellegrini as they prepare a bid for Atalanta's Bryan Cristante as Pellegrini’s replacement.

However, Atalanta face stiff competition from Italian giants, Juventus who are also braced to make a move for his signature.

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Interestingly, the Gunners boss has an advantage in Pellegrini’s race as he remains a close friend of Roma director Monchi since their days at Sevilla.

Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that Arsenal confirmed the appointment of former PSG coach Unai Emery as their new manager.

The 46-year-old Emery previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league.

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Source: Naija.ng

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