Born in Ravenna, Italy, the central midfielder began his career with Inter Milan in 2018, spending four years progressing through the Nerazzurri’s youth system before penning a contract with Premier League outfit Chelsea in August 2022.
An Italian youth international, the playmaker was a key member of the Italy Under-20 side that reached the final of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina in the summer, with his performances earning him the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot awards.
Casadei has represented Italy at various youth levels, from the Under-16s to the Under-21s, playing for than 30 times for his nation.
The talented 20-year-old also has previous loan experience in the Sky Bet Championship with Reading last term. His life at King Power Stadium could hardly have got off to a better start - a 92nd-minute winner against Cardiff City on his debut.