The reality facing Italian football the eye that they’re gradually falling down the pecking order in terms of the leagues with the best production lines, they were able to retract their mistakes and put their house in order.
In the business-minded world of football, putting together a working template and brilliant system for the production and nurturing of youngsters is undoubtedly the best that could happen to the game.
While their Euro 2020 triumph was a testament to how swift the Italians were able to put their house in order with quite a number of youngsters included in the team, says a whole lot about the position situation of their production lines.
Italian 5 Best Young Players 2022
Lorenzo Lucca – (AC Pisa)
The Italy U21 forward has been quite impressive this season for Pisa in front of goal and contributing immensely to the great performances of the Black and Blues.
Lucca cost Pisa a whopping €2.1m from Palermo and since his arrival, he’s shone brilliantly to justify why Pisa coughed out such a huge amount of money to purchase him.
As a player Lucca is a very aggressive and very direct footballer that loves to put defenders on their toes with his electrifying athletism, stretching the defense, and putting his body to work for the sake of the team.
Giacomo Raspadori – (Sassuolo)
Raspadori is a breakout player in the 2020-21 campaign for Sassuolo where he shone like a million stars which got him a place in Mancini’s Euro 2020 team having consistently convinced him that he’s one of Italy’s finest under the tutelage of Roberto De Zerbi.
He is a wonderful dribbler and he’s also quite good on the ball which often creates problems for defenders when he has the ball on his feet trying to find his teammates that could do damage to the opposition.
Raspadori can play either as a striker or a midfielder which shows how great and versatile he could be, plus the fact that he’s got an intimidating height to play as a forward with a very cunning trickery.
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Samuele Ricci – (Torino)
Ricci is another brilliant Italian youngster who has set up his career and doing impressively well for himself with the Turin club having been crowned Serie B’s best player before moving to Torino on loan.
The 20 years old is a brilliant attacking midfielder that the ability to be effective in every range of roles he’s asked to play, and as a midfielder, he has exceptional techniques that you sometimes ask questions if truly he’s 20 due to the good he can be on the ball.
Though he’s not featured heavily for Torino in Serie A this season when summon he’s the kind of midfielder with a good passing range that a coach would like to have in his team with the way he orchestrates proceedings from his deep-lying midfield role.
Nicolo Rovella – (Genoa)
Rovella is originally owned by Juventus by currently plying his trade with Genoa a team he broke into the first team last season and has since established himself as a regular starter.
The Genoa midfielder is also a deep-lying orchestrator with similar stature likened to that of Paris Saint Germain’s midfield maestro Verratti.
His strengths, up-tempo, and technicality with Genoa is the main reason why they’ve been a lot of attention around him having seen what he can do with the ball.
Rovella is no doubt an accomplished technician at the base of midfield who can scan through to spot his teammates with his brilliant touch and defense-splitting pass.
Daniel Maldini – (AC Milan)
The name Maldini is a well-renowned name and icon in Italy and when you call the name Maldini beside a football enthusiast what comes to mind is AC Milan.
Though the great Paolo Maldini has retired his son Daniel Maldini is still keeping the name soaring higher with the Rossoneri, even his not a defender like his father was in his days.
The 20 years old rose through the Milan youth team to the first team and has since shown he could play for the first team having shown his techniques and agility as a playmaker.
Daniel Maldini may not be as good as his father was in terms of defending but he’s also very good in the position he chose to play in as a professional player for the Azzurri and Milan.