Luca Pellegrini signs long-term contract with Roma

The club is delighted to confirm that teenage full-back Luca Pellegrini has signed a new long-term contract with the Giallorossi.

The 19-year-old, an Italy Under-19 international and former title-winner with the Giallorossi’s Primavera side, has signed an extension with his boyhood club until 2022.

“Luca is an example of commitment to hard work and has a determination to improve, values that resonate with those of this club,” Roma sporting director Monchi said. 

“With this renewal we are rewarding and retaining a player who, in football terms, was born and raised here and demonstrates all the values of Roma.”

An all-action left-back, Pellegrini joined Roma’s academy during the 2011-12 season and has gone on to represent both club and country throughout the age groups.

After winning the national title, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa during his time with Alberto De Rossi’s Under-19 side, at the start of the 2017-18 campaign Pellegrini was promoted to the first-team squad – joining the club on it's pre-season training camp in Trentino.

Yet to make his full debut for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side, the Rome-born teenager has nonetheless been selected in the first-team matchday squad on a number of occasions this season.

“I am passionate about Roma and always wanted this renewal, as those who know me know,” Pellegrini said. 

“It is not easy to explain such a great feeling in words – but I hope to show it on the pitch.”