Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca is a big fan of Giovanni Fabbian, Bologna midfielder with an Inter buyback clause.

Pagliuca spoke to Radio Nettuno Bologna, via FCInterNews. He described Fabbian as being “always in the right place at the right time.”

Fabbian has been one of the outstanding young players in Serie A in recent weeks.

The Italian Under-21 international’s goal against Empoli on Friday was his fifth of the season.

Fabbian came on and changed the game, culminating in his stoppage time strike that kept the Rossoblu’s hopes of Champions League football very much alive.

Fabbian did not necessarily start the campaign as a regular starter for Bologna.

But the young midfielder has really worked his way into the team.

Fabbian joined Bologna from Inter during last summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old left the Nerazzurri on a permanent basis rather than on loan. This followed a path of steady growth through the club’s youth academy system.

But the fact that Inter sold Fabbian permanently does not mean that they will not have the chance to regain control of the midfielder’s future.

Pagliuca Full Of Praise For Giovanni Fabbian

Fabbian demonstrated one of his best attributes with his goal against Empoli.

The 21-year-old timed his run into the penalty area perfectly.

And, once in a goalscoring position, Fabbian’s composure and technique with his shot were both impeccable.

This is the kind of quality that can really translate to a high level in terms of becoming a top goalscoring midfielder.

Pagliuca looked back on Friday’s match.

“It seemed like it would be a cursed evening on Friday, but Bologna believed until the very end,” he said.

“The team was in control from the first minute to the ninetieth. And there was a feeling that the goal was coming.”

“When you score a goal in the ninetieth minute, it means that the team believes.”

Pagliuca argued that “Strong teams win in the end.”

“There had already been two or three great chances,” the former Inter keeper noted. “But then in the end it was Fabbian, who’s always in the right place at the right time.”

“He has a very clinical style, he’s there at the first half-chance. He’s hungry and he has a good feeling for where the goal will come from.”