Gianluca Mancini is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for the Italy national team. Mancini left for Perugia on loan in mid–2015, with an option to purchase. Mancini made his professional debut in the Serie B for Perugia on 11 September 2015 in a game against Pescara. After a brief return to Florence, by the club excising the counter-option. on 1 August 2016, Fiorentina announced that they had sold Mancini to Perugia outright for free. It was later revealed that Fiorentina was eligible to 50% future transfer fee. On 1 September 2017, Mancini made his international debut with the Italy U21 team in a 3–0 friendly loss against Spain. On 15 March 2019, Gianluca Mancini received a call up from Roberto Mancini for Italy’s UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Finland and Liechtenstein. On 26 March, he made his senior international debut in a 6–0 home win over Liechtenstein. He took part in the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.