Key Passes, Can Pellegrini make a difference playing in midfield?

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The Italian talent could play close to Veretout next campaign. Pellegrini’s remarkable ability to make key passes may provide great benefits to Roma.

Pellegrini is on the verge of a possible change of role. With the arrival of the Spanish star Pedro Rodriguez and the captain of the Armenia national team Mkhitaryan that will likely play as trequartista, the Italian talent may be forced to drop down in midfield next season.

In the past troubled campaign, he had proved his ability to make many key passes playing in the proximity of the box and in support of the striker. Will he be able to make them as a pure midfielder playing close to Veretout?

Key Passes, Pellegrini’s remarkable performance | Stats – Serie A 2019-20

The performance of the Italy international was sometimes disappointing last season. But his ability to make key passes impressed the Roma fans and football pundits.

If we take into consideration only the Serie A edition 2019-20 and those players who made more than 25 appearances, Lorenzo Pellegrini ranks 10th in the key passes standings provided by SofaScore.

The leader of this ranking is Lazio‘s Luis Alberto who played a marvelous campaign and made 107 key passes. Atalanta‘s Alejandro Gomez (106) and Napoli‘s Lorenzo Insigne (87) are on the podium as well. Lorenzo Pellegrini, instead, made 67 key passes, the first player of the Giallorossi ahead of Aleksandar Kolarov (56) and captain Edin Dzeko (54).

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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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