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Video: Roma Use FIFA 17 to Announce the Signing of Lorenzo Pellegrini… and it’s Glorious

Video: Roma Use FIFA 17 to Announce the Signing of Lorenzo Pellegrini… and it’s Glorious

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.

But we doubt any will top what AS Roma managed to pull of this afternoon, as they announced Lorenzo Pellegrini was returning to the Serie A club.

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.

Fair play:

They’ve certainly put down the gauntlet with this one…

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@StuartHynd

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