A centrocampista on Italy’s current U20 squad is garnering a lot of buzz in Serie A and is attracting interest from more than one club.
According to La Gazetta dello Sport, Roma-owned Luca Mazzitelli, currently on loan at Brescia, is wanted by at least four Serie A clubs following his performance in Serie B this season. Sassuolo, who are known to sign blossoming Italian talents, want to win the sweepstakes for the young midfielder. The Neroverde already signed Roma’s former Primavera captain Lorenzo Pellegrini last summer for €1.2 milliom and could offer Mazzitelli a similar proving ground in the top flight.
Sampdoria have recently thrown their name into the hat for the 20-year old at the request of manager Vincenzo Montella. The former Catania and Fiorentina manager is familiar with Mazzitelli, having previously coached him during his time in Roma’s Settore Giovanile (youth sector). Furthermore, in the last week, Genoa and Bologna have also begun tracking the youngster’s performances at Brescia.
Mazzitelli is being valued at around €2.5 to €3 million and any possible transfer for him will likely only occur in June. Roma are reported to want a buy-back clause inserted as they do not want to risk losing control of a player with a very bright future ahead of him. In 20 games so far with this season Brescia, he has scored once and collected four assists. He spent last season on loan at Lega Pro club Sudtirol, playing 24 games in Girone A.