AC Milan striker Pietro Pellegri has been summoned to the Italy U21 national team while he continues to be almost an unknown for his club, a report claims.
Milan addressed the issue of a third centre-forward with the signing of Pellegri over the summer, and he arrived with a point to prove. He joined the Rossoneri on a temporary basis with the option of permanent acquisition which becomes an obligation upon the occurrence of certain conditions. He is also the first ever No.64 in Milan’s history.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes that the total number of players absent from Milanello over the international break has now risen to 14 as the Italy U21 coach – Paolo Nicolato – has called Pellegri up for Tuesday’s friendly against Romania.
So far he has been a mysterious figure at Milan, given that he has struggled for fitness and has made just three short appearances in the league, but it is a reminder that the 20-year-old has talent is unquestionable and is highly thought of.