Arsenal are looking to sign Roma prodigy Salvatore Pezzella on the back of his extraordinary performances in the UEFA Youth League, according to MediaGol.
While almost all the young talents that rise in the standings at the Olympic Stadium are usually found compared to Franseco Totti at some point, this 20-year-old director has a lot in common with another former Giallorossi gladiator.
Not that Pezzella is enjoying the prospect of being labeled as Miralem Pjanic’s second coming.
“Honestly, I don’t really like it when they compare me to Miralem,” the Italian said in Calciomeracto after Radja Nainggolan, his former Roma teammate, underlined the similarities.
“But I like the way (Pjanic) sounds. There are many people who meet me and say, “Hey, you’re the same as Pjanic.” “
Like it or not, Pezzella will have to get used to her new moniker Pjanic.
Sparkling jewel of a director, the Roma starlet is a master of free kick capable of putting a six pence ball from any distance or angle, such as the Bosnian tied to Barcelona.
And, given that Mikel Arteta has the heart to bring Arsene Wenger’s Total Football brand back to North London, Pezzella looks like a player encoded by Arsenal’s DNA.
MediaGol says Gunners’ scouts have been enchanted by his performances in the UEFA Youth League, although Arsenal’s first offer was rejected by a Roma team that had little interest in letting one of Europe’s most promising young midfielders slip through your own network.
In other news, Kane’s comments on the Millwall loan show how key it can be to Parrott