It’s probably no exaggeration to say there’s no scout for a Premier League club who speaks to the media more often than Carlo Jacomuzzi.
Everton’s man in Italy is continually appearing on radio shows, and over the past week he’s spoken a couple of times about potential interest in Hirving Lozano.
With the Mexican struggling at Napoli, the Toffees have been repeatedly linked with a summer swoop, and with some good reason.
Marcel Brands brought the player to Europe whilst at PSV, and Carlo Ancelotti then signed him from the Dutch club for Napoli.
A few days ago, Jacomuzzi appeared to kill the idea of Everton interest, saying: “In South America, he is a good player, because he could run past the man.
“But in Europe, he did well at PSV because he plays two games a year between PSV and Ajax because the other opponents don’t exist.”
Speaking since then he’s been more guarded, passing the buck to Brands and leaving it with him. After speaking on the radio again this weekend, Jacomuzzi has been quoted by Area Napoli as saying: “At Everton there is a general manager who bought Lozano and brought him to PSV, they know very well what to do.”
Maybe he’s been told to calm the comments.
The scout, who has Napoli links, also talked about the Italian club replacing Kalidou Koulibaly this summer. He explained there’s some good options in Germany right now, so maybe that’s a situation to keep an eye on.