Roma sign former Chelsea winger Pedro

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1. PEDRO WALKING OUT FOR CHELSEA TRAINING

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2. PEDRO PASSING

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3. PEDRO (LEFT) WARMING UP WITH FORMER TEAMMATE ANDRES INIESTA WHILE AT BARCELONA WITH THEN-COACH LUIS ENRIQUE WATCHING ON

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4. PEDRO (CENTER) AT BARCELONA TRAINING

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5. PEDRO AT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH SPAIN

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6. PEDRO JOKING AROUND WITH TEAMMATES GERARD PIQUE AND JORDI ALBA

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7. VARIOUS OF PEDRO DURING SPAIN TRAINING SESSION

STORY: AS Roma have signed Spanish winger Pedro on a free transfer with the former Chelsea winger joining on a three-year contract, the Serie A club announced in a statement on Tuesday (August 25).

The 33-year-old ended his five-year spell at the west London club earlier this month, having scored 43 goals in 206 appearances and helping Chelsea win the Premier League title in the 2016-17 season and the FA Cup the following year.

Pedro started his career with Barcelona, winning the La Liga title five times and Champions League on three occasions.

He was also part of Spain's squad which won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship two years later.

Roma finished fifth in Serie A last season and will play in the Europa League next term.

The club was taken over by U.S billionaire Dan Friedkin earlier this month in a deal worth more than $700 million ahead of the new Italian season which begins on Sept. 19.

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