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Promising young Roma defender Elio Capradossi being watched closely by both provincial clubs according to his agent.

After a slight delay, Elio Capradossi has finally found significant playing time in Serie B with Bari. Serie A may soon beckon. The 1996-born centreback is owned by Roma, and according to agent Crescenze Cecerte, both Granata and Rossoblu clubs are in the mix for his services.

Speaking to outlet “” Cecerte stated:

“At the moment we haven’t spoken to anyone but there is serious interest. In the last three games Bari have played, he’s been the best player out of the 22 on the pitch. That’s what the papers have been saying. At the beginning he had a so-so relationship with Stellone. Not playing as much as he should have.”

“He’s still very young and it’s his first year. He’s been playing a lot more in the last few games. He’s been a big part of the team’s plans, he’s earned it for his play on the pitch. We’re taking this opportunity seriously and evaluating it. We’re evaluating everything right now.”

Roma would be keen to keep the young defender. With little defensive depth and a lack of Italian players, Capradossi would fit in well with Luciano Spalletti’s side. The pressure of the Pugliese side fighting for a playoff spot will be excellent experience for Capradossi.

Another season on loan with Bari, or perhaps with a smaller Serie A club could be a boost for the young defender. Both Torino and Bologna could use the defensive depth for their ambitious plans to claim spots in Europe next season.

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