30 June 2019
Luca Pellegrini is offficially a Juventus player!
The 20-year-old defender joins from AS Roma on a four-year deal, following a loan spell last season at Cagliari.
Here it the official statement:
AGREEMENTS WITH AS ROMA
Turin, 30 June 2019 - Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that these agreements have been finalized with A.S. Roma S.p.A.:
- definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Luca Pellegrini for a consideration of € 22 million payable in three financial years. Juventus and the player have signed a 4-year contract of employment until 30 June 2023;
- definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Leonardo Spinazzola for a consideration of € 29.5 million to be paid in three financial years. The economic effect is positive for about € 26.6 million.
The Italy U21 left-back becomes the Bianconeri's first signing ahead of the 2019/20 season. A powerful but techincal defender, Pellegrini is a player who can tirelessly command his flank for the full 90 minutes and beyond with consistency and quality.
Growing up in the youth academy of Roma, the young defender made his rise through the ranks going on to make his debut last season in Roma's 4-0 win over Frosinone in September, grabbing an assist from the bench. Less than a week later and Pellegrini then made his Champions League debut for the Giallorossi in their group game against Viktoria Plzen.
In January 2019, Pellegrini moved on loan to Cagliari where he spent the second half of the season. He made 12 appearances for the Sardinians, registering a further assist and rounding out his overall season stats with a 71% pass completion rate, 11 chances created and 63 duels won. He finished the season as the youngest defender to have made an assist in Serie A, as well the as second youngest defender to have played at least six matches in the league.
Welcome to Juventus, Luca!