Inter target Gaetano Castrovilli discussed Nerazzurri midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella, as well as his future, in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

First, he spoke about Barella, who Castrovilli has played with the Italian national team and the youth teams.

“I remember when I played with him in the U16 squad. Barella is a ball of energy, he has physical qualities that are out of the ordinary. A power that combines with technical qualities. He is a modern interpreter of the role.”

The Fiorentina midfielder then spoke about Sensi, another Inter player who he has played with in the Azzurri set-up.

“His stature makes him very agile, in fact he’s good at getting away from players and tiring out those who mark him. He’s also got great vision and a great foot, which allows him to make precise shots and to be deadly in free kicks. He was having an incredible season and it’s a shame that he was held back by injuries.”

The 23-year-old Italian, who is contracted to the Viola until 2024, touched on Inter target Sandro Tonali, who has been impressing with Brescia this season.

“He’s destined for glory. We’ve been talking about him for a few years now even though he’s very young. He has a formidable vision of the game.”

Finally, the player spoke about how president Rocco Commisso has suggested that he would like Castrovilli to wear the number 10 shirt for Fiorentina.

“For me it would be fantastic. I know how important the number 10 jersey is for Fiorentina, and the champions who have worn it. From Antognoni to Baggio, from Rui Costa to Mutu. To be able to do what Antognoni did with the Fiorentina and National team jersey would be fantastic for me. I’m lucky enough to see him almost every day and listen to his advice. All this can only help me. I confess that when Montella compared me to Antognoni I didn’t believe it. Not even when I heard how he speaks.”

Castrovilli has made 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2203 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals and provided two assists, being a core part of the Florence club’s midfield.