Lorenzo Pellegrini was born in Rome on 19th June 1996. The box-to-box midfielder has great physicality and technique and he’s currently at Sassuolo after coming through at Roma. His debut in the top flight came with the Giallorossi on 22nd March 2015 away at Cesena. In the 2016-17 he emerged as a revelation of the season as he led the Sassuolo midfield and finished the season with 28 appearances sand six goals.
He made his Under-21 debut under Di Biagio on 2nd June 2016 in friendly against France which Italy lost 1-0. He’s since gone on to make six appearances and score three for the Under-21s. His senior debut came on 31st May 2017 against San Marino and he made his first start in a 5-0 win against Liechtenstein in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.