With clubs desperately trying to cater to the latest social media trends, we’re seeing new signings revealed in the weirdest of ways this summer.
Pellegrini started his career at I Giallorossi, but was sold to Sassuolo for €1.25 million in 2015.
The highly-rated 21-year-old went on to enjoy a fantastic season under Eusebio Di Francesco, scoring 6 goals and grabbing as many assists.
And with Di Francesco becoming Roma’s new manager, it was only a matter of time before the youngster followed him to the Stadio Olimpico.
And the announcement didn’t disappoint, as the club uploaded a video of an unknown figure scoring a goal for Roma on FIFA 17.
The camera then focuses on the celebrating player, reveals it was Pellegrini who gave his computer-generated side the lead and then turns to the real Pellegrini with the controller in his hand.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) June 30, 2017
They’ve certainly put down the gauntlet with this one…