Cristiano Biraghi, the left-back who can also play as a winger, has made a good impression during his first year in Serie A with Catania. Product of the Inter youth system, Biraghi was sent on loan to Juve Stabia in Serie B during the 2011/12 season and made 12 appearances, and to Cittadella in 2012/13 where he made 36 appearances. This year he made the leap to Serie A with Catania and FcInterNews.it asked the player’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, for a preliminary assessment of the player’s season this far.
Giuffredi, how is the season going for Biraghi?
“I value the first part of the season positively: Cristiano has played in 16 of the first 21 matches, including 15 as a starter. Besides that, I think his actions almost always have kept a good standard, while taking account of Catania’s journey.”
Is Inter following him?
“Inter monitors and always follows its young players, thus also Biraghi. I think they can be happy with what the guy has done and is doing in his first season in Serie A.”
What will happen in June? (The player is co-owned by Inter and Cittadella and Catania has an option on half of the player’s rights, ed.)
“We will see what Inter’s intentions are: until June, there are many things that can change, even so I have no difficulty in saying that Inter is a big club and that the club has goals to achieve every season.”
Which road will Biraghi take?
“The player must be able to continue as he does in Catania, where he has the opportunity to play with some continuity, gets to play games and gains experience.”
Finally, for those who want to compare your client to someone?
“If you want to find a name from the past that is reminiscent of Cristiano in terms of the technical and physical characteristics, I’d say Fabio Grosso.”