Inter youngster Lorenzo Pirola has agreed to sign a new five-year contract, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

The report details how the Nerazzurri’s management believe that the 18-year-old Italian is the future of the club’s defense, impressing with the Primavera squad this season.

Inter coach Antonio Conte has promised to give Pirola more time with the first time from May onwards, in order to help convince the player to sign the contract, that will expire in 2025.

Several clubs have already asked about Pirola, the report continues, but the 18-year-old decided to stay with Inter and join their project. The Italian teenager has made 20 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1800 minutes.

In that time, he has provided one assist and helped the side keep 10 clean sheets. He is one of the most exciting young players in Inter’s youth set up.