Gianluca Lapadula (Turin, 1990), wanted to be a benchmark among Italian strikers, including Inzaghi, but his destiny changed of airs, putting his eye on Peruvian lands, due to his family ancestry. Formed in the lower categories of Juventus, going through a large number of clubs in Italy, until reaching Serie A, where he came to defend the colors of the Milan shirt. After not having scored goals in Milanese lands, his new destinations were Genoa, Leece or Benevento, the attacker's last club to date.
Ricardo Gareca, was behind Lapadula to convince him to defend the colors of Peru, in 2016, but Ventura, the Italian coach, gave him the opportunity on one of his lists. In his debut with the Italian national team, he caused a sensation after scoring three goals, against San Marino. A dream premiere, but it did not translate into new opportunities for the attacker. Something that forced Lapadula, to make a decision and process nationality with Peru, like his mother and consummate Gareca's desire. On November 14, 2020, he debuted in the South American Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, against Chile. However, this decision was something that some Peruvian soccer legends did not like, What Claudio pizarro, considering that Lapadula had considered Peru as a second course.
This Copa América has been the ideal setting to meet the phenomenon Lapagol, which has caused so much fury among Peruvians, becoming one of the most beloved players in the squad. An unbeatable championship, for a team that remained at the gates of the final, reserving the right to be one of the four best teams in South America at the time. In his personal account, the figure of three goals and one assist is registered, becoming the standard of Peru. With his 31 years, his value has doubled after his good performances, from the five major leagues they keep an eye on him bambino Peruvian.