Tonali, the crack that looks like Pirlo and Gattuso

Seeing Tonali in the field and not thinking about Andrea Pirlo is impossible. Its elegance, the movements, the way to shoot, the Brescia shirt, even that mane … But no, Sandro is not the new Pirlo. In fact, he said it himself, without wanting to disrespect the Italian legend: “I was inspired by him, but I think we never looked alike. My model was Gattuso”. The Master himself agreed with him: “He is not my heir, he is another type of player, much more complete. A talent that will undoubtedly be great.” Tonali does not have the facility to make Pirlo's wonderful long passes, he is not a 'regista': he is something else. He is energetic (sometimes even too much) also in the defensive phase, he knows how to use the physique both to recover balls and to protect them. A mixture of technique and strength, class and energy, which dazzled the Serie A fields in its premiere season, despite the complicated course of Brescia, Calcio's bottom. Tonali has just turned 20 and everyone feels that the future of the Nazionale will go through his boots. Media Europe asked about him: Cellino stated that he would have rejected up to 65 million from Barcelona for his record. Your agent, Beppe Bozzo prefers that he stay in Italy. And there, obviously, he won't be short of girlfriends either.

Marotta has the player's 'yes'


All the greats of Calcio have tried to get their services. At the moment, however, Inter is the closest. Brescia asks for 50 million and the Nerazzurri, thanks to the sale of Icardi, have the strength to offer them. Marotta has already reached an agreement with the player and will try to convince Cellino to accept a transfer with an obligation to buy. The Milanese already have Sensi and Barella and want to complete a young, talented and Italian midfield.