Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma has finally sealed his long-anticipated move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain, it has been confirmed. The former Italy Under-21 goalkeeper was allowed to leave Italian Serie A giants AC Milan at the end of last season after talks between all parties (the player, his agent, and the club) stalled. Donnaruma’s agent Mino Raiola was holding out for a more improved contract for his client that would have seen his wages increase significantly, while he was also working pocketing a huge pay from the proposed new deal.

However, the signing of the contract was never meant to be as negotiations could not continue and the club decided that they were not going to bend to the player’s demands so they allowed him to leave instead. He eventually became a free agent after failing to renew his contract and only a few days later, he began negotiations with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. PSG are known to be one of the biggest clubs in the world when it comes to finances and how quick they are to pull off big-money signings.
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Italy is a country well known for breeding some of the world’s best footballing talents and it has been evident over the past years. There have been a lot of young stars to have emerged from the country and with the trend still continuing, there’s every chance that these young stars will continue finding their way to the senior national team as long as they can continue to prove themselves on the pitch.

Italy will be participating at this year’s EUROS for the Under-21s and they, as expected, have lined up a group of players capable of going all the way in the competition. With the richness in quality they have in the young squad, it won’t come as any surprise if a couple of these young stars make their way to the senior national team or even to several clubs across Europe.
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Last month, Sandro Tonali was punished for a nasty challenge he made during an Under-21 outing with the young Italian side. The red card meant that he would no longer finish the rest of the games that his team had to play in for the rest of the recently concluded international break after he was slapped with the penalty of a three-game ban. He was punished for his carelessness after stamping on an opponent player, which in turn made him get a straight red card.

Football governing body UEFA released an official statement where they confirmed that the midfielder was going to be getting a three-game suspension following the Red card he received in the 1-1 draw that was played between his side and the Czech Republic on the night. It was also a clear message that he would not be playing a part J. The remaining games that Italy had to play in the group stages of the competition.
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Young Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali was one of the standout performers for AC Milan as the Rossoneri returning to winning ways in the Italian Serie A with the big win at the home of AS Roma. In what was the biggest game last weekend in the Italian top flight, AC Milan beat AS Roma 2-1 at the StadioOlimpicoto get their quest for the league title back on track and end the recent poor run of two successive defeats in the league. AC Milan were at the summit until the defeats to Spezia and Inter Milan in the Milan Derby last month. The Rossoneri were on the end of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Spezia before the 3-0 home defeat to Inter Milan. As a result of the defeats, AC Milan have dropped to second place on the league standings and they are now four points off Inter Milan at the summit.

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Former Italy u-21 international player Sandro Tonali is a doubt for AC Milan ahead of their league clash with Spezia this weekend. SandroTonali, who has played more for the Italy u-21s than the senior team, is said to be struggling to be fit for the Spezia game.

According to the publication from the stables of football italia, the former u-21 player is a doubt for this weekend’s engagement in the Italian Serie A as he has been training at Milanello in a bid to attain full fitness after his recent injury. SandroTonali has played six times for the u-21s and he has four caps under his belt for his country. The 20-year-old midfielder has drawn comparison with Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo, who’s the current Juventus manager. He previously played for the Italy u-21s throughout 2019. SandroTonali is widely regarded as one of the best young players in Italian football. Continue reading



Of the greatest rivalries in the world of football, Italy and Spain combine to make the list. Whether it is the senior men’s national team, the women’s national team, the U23s, the U18s, or any category at all, the rivalry is always real and present when these two nations clash in any game.

There have been fierce battles fought between these two nations, trailing back to years and decades ago. Not to say that both nations have bitter enmity growing between them, but they have a respectable level of differences that they usually bring to the pitch when they face off.
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Italian Serie A newcomers Spezia have done well after the first eleven league games of the season and AC Milan loanee TomassoPobega has been instrumental to their early success in the league this season.

Spezia were expected to struggle a great deal when they secured promotion into the Italian top flight at the end of last season but they have done well to put a distance between them and the relegation zone though it must be pointed out that they are still in the lower part of the log. Tommaso Pobega has been a revelation at Spezia this season after the midfielder joined them on loan from Milan some months ago. Continue reading



The Italian u-21 team has secured its place at the u-21 European Championship next year following their thumping victory over lowly Luxembourg at the weekend.The Italians thrashed their hosts 4-0 to seal their spot as Group A winners. Genoa striker Gianluca Scamacca scored a brace in the first half to set Italy on their way to a convincing victory. Scamaccais on loan at Genoa from fellow Italian Serie A club Sassuolo.

Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti added a third goal for the visitors with 11 second half minutes having come on as a substitute before Spezia centre back Riccardo Marchizza wrapped up the scoring on 66 minutes. Marchizza is on loan at Spezia from Sassuolo. Continue reading



AS Roma have rejected an offer from Tottenham Hotspur for youngster Nicolò Zaniol. The capital-based club insists that the Italian is no longer available for sale.

Zaniolo is regarded as Roma’s prized asset and had been tipped to be sold in order to raise funds for squad rebuilding. English outfit Spurs, Italian Champions Juventus and Inter Milan are all in the race for the highly rated player.
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Flavio Bianchi Could Play with Italy U21s


There are many exciting football players who are yet to make their breakthrough and what better than the Italy Under-21 team. Many rules have been given by the authority for the youngsters to qualify in the team. The players must be under the age of 21 and must have appeared in at least five Serie A matches. The Under-21 team for Italy has seen a lot of changes in their coaching staff in recent years, but still, Genoa is considered to be the best place for young footballers to start their professional careers and it is auspicious for strikers as well.

Pietro Pellegri, Krzysztof Piatek, and Christian Kouame launched their careers here, whereas Gianluca Lapadula and Giovanni Simeone started and furthered their professional career as footballers here. Now the next name on the list to join the Italy U21 team could be of Flavio Bianchi. He won his first silverware for Genoa when he was just 12 years old. Three years later, he played a major role for Grifone to win the Nike Cup Italian leg where he formed an overwhelming partnership with Pietro Pellegri.

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