Pedro signs three-year Roma deal

MILAN (AFP) – Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez on Tuesday signed a three-year contract with Serie A club Roma after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old former World Cup winner becomes the Italian club’s first summer signing on a deal which runs until June 2023.

“I’m excited for this challenge and to compete to achieve our targets over the coming seasons,” Pedro said.

The former Barcelona and Chelsea forward has won 25 major trophies in his career including the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and La Liga. He made 65 appearances for Spain, scoring 17 goals, winning the World Cup in 2010 and European Championship in 2012.

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