Chelsea Want To Sign 'The Next Andrea Pirlo' Who Look And Plays Just Like Him
Premier League side Chelsea want to sign one of the most talked about players in world football.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Sandro Tonali, a centre midfielder who was born in Lombardy, Italy.
He plays for Italian side Brescia and main strengths include his range of passing, his cool, calm and collected approach on the ball and his overall creativeness. Remind you of anyone in particular?
Basically, he's the younger version of Andrea Pirlo and he even looks like the Italian maestro. Seriously, just look at him lining up this free-kick during Italy's defeat to Portugal earlier.
His stance even looks familiar to the great one.
Well, the Premier League side are tracking the youngster, who has just received his first call up to Italy thanks to manager Roberto Mancini.
GOAL report that Juventus are currently the front-runners for Tonali, who is rated at £17 million, but Chelsea are very keen to secure his services, with Mauricio Sarri identifying the midfielder as an alternative option for Jorginho.
Tonali, who has made 19 appearances for the club after making his debut in August last year, has been touted for great things by many.
His performances at the U19 European Championships certainly caught the eye.
Especially because he looks the absolute spitting image of Pirlo when he was younger.
As we mentioned earlier, Italy manager Roberto Mancini has handed the youngster his first call-up for Italy's upcoming matches against Portugal and USA.
:flag_it: #Azzurri- Italy (@azzurri) November 9, 2018
Roberto #Mancini has named 27 players in his squad for the upcoming #Portugal :flag_pt: and #USA :flag_us: matches.
First call-ups for #Sensi, #Tonali and #Grifo. #VivoAzzurro #ITAPOR #ITAUSA pic.twitter.com/TJTKnUSrgY
Roma and Inter Milan have also been linked with the talented 18-year-old in recent months,
Just imagine if he ends up at Juventus, just like Andrea did all those years ago, It would certainly make a good story. He has received phone calls from Juventus pair Guisuppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici, according to reports.
If you want to watch him in action, here is a highlight reel to prove he has the talent to match Pirlo.
Remember the name.