Following a series of impressive performances for Italy’s U19 squad in Finland, Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali has become a target of several teams across Italy.
According to newspaper Il Giorno, Roma were the first to approach the Lombardy-based club regarding a move, and Inter have now also made their interest clear.
Regarded by many as the heir to Andrea Pirlo, Tonali will not come cheaply. Brescia’s President and owner Massimo Cellino is said to be requesting at least €10 million for the 18 year old.
Despite his young age, Tonali spent the majority of last season playing in Brescia’s first team in Serie B. He made 19 appearances in the competition, scoring two goals and delivering two assists.
He has also been a regular for the Italy U19 team, appearing in all their matches at the recent European Championships. Here he burst into the public eye, with many noticing the similarities in both playing style and appearances with Italy legend, Pirlo.