The name Sandro Tonali is one growing in prestige as days and weeks go back.
The young midfielder, who was a key part of Brescia’s return to Serie A last season, has continued his great form in Italy’s top-tier, attracting more and more scouts from around Europe, including those from Manchester City.
Eventually needing added depth in front of the defence with Fernandinho reaching his final years, Tonali would be a great addition to an already hugely talented squad at the Etihad, although fighting for a spot with Rodri could be something that makes him think twice if the move were to be offered to him.
Nevertheless, Manchester City are reportedly interested in the youngster, and this was brought up in Donne Nel Pallone’s chat with Andrea Cardinaletti, Brescia’s general manager, who was full of praise for his club’s starlet.
He said, relayed by Napoli Magazine: “City are also interested in him? He’s 19 and has confirmed in Serie A the strength he had in Serie B with an impressive personality, all within a team that’s all about cohesion, group spirit and energy. It’s an ideal environment for him to express himself to the fullest and he’s doing it with great professionalism.
“I don’t think there’s a team in Italy and Europe that isn’t interested in him. There are comparisons with Pirlo in how he is and plays. He’s got unique characteristics.”
After his 34 games in Serie B, which he capped off with three goals and seven assists, the young defensive midfielder has played all but 11 minutes in his team’s Serie A fixtures this year, making five appearances and assisting once.