AS Roma are delighted to announce that club captain Lorenzo Pellegrini has agreed a new long-term contract with the Giallorossi.
Pellegrini, 25, has signed a near five-year extension with the club that runs until 30 June 2026.
The Italy international has made 161 appearances for his boyhood club to date in all competitions, scoring 25 goals.
“It’s impossible for me to explain this feeling, it’s what I’ve always wanted – to cement this bond between myself and my team and my city,” Pellegrini said.
“You couldn’t imagine a greater feeling than this.
“I feel truly honoured that the ownership, Tiago [Pinto] and the coach have always considered me so important; I will try to repay that faith every day on the pitch by giving 110 per cent and doing everything I can to keep improving.”
A product of the club’s academy system, Pellegrini made his first team debut for Roma back in March 2015 during a Serie A game against Cesena.
That same season he was one of the key members of the club’s Primavera side that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League.
After a spell at Serie A side Sassuolo, Pellegrini returned to the club in the summer of 2017; going on to establish himself as a key figure for both club and country as a versatile performer in midfield.
In 2021 he formally assumed the club captaincy, following in a proud tradition of homegrown, local players to wear the armband for the Giallorossi.
“From the moment I started work here a key target was to agree a contract extension with Lorenzo: for that reason this is a very significant day for me,” said Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Manager.
“Lorenzo is the perfect example of the core characteristics of our sporting project; not just because of his evident ability as a player but also because, being a Rome-born, Roma fan who was developed within our academy system, he shares a bond with the club that makes him a pillar of what we are building.
“No sporting project can be put in place without a clear and strong identity underpinning it.”
Pellegrini has started the 2020-21 season in scintillating form, scoring six goals and providing a further two assists in nine appearances so far.