Tonali's mother claims her son would like to stay in Italy
- Sandro Tonali's mother admits she would like her son to remain in Italy
- She goes on to remember Sandro's first call-up to Brescia and how happy the kid was
The young midfielder has been receiving rave reviews from football fans and critics alike, who keep comparing the 18-year-old to Andrea Pirlo.
Naturally enough, his incredible form and tactical acumen couldn't escape the attention of such European powerhouses as Milan, Napoli and Juventus who are all believed to be tracking his progress.
“Sandro has always made us understand he’d prefer to stay in Italy,” Mariarosaria Crivellari, Sandro Tonali's mother told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, hinting that the player could potentially be joining some Serie A team.
Napoli have reportedly intensified talks with Sandro Tonali's agent and with Brescia over the past few days, as they look to try and put a deal in place for January. #Mercato— Everything Napoli (@NapoliAndNaples) December 5, 2018
“Napoli? That’s a question I can’t really answer because i don’t know what to say.”
Mariorosaria also spoke about Tonali’s childhood, including his first call-up to the Brescia first team:
“It was a very funny moment, because he exclaimed: ‘What a joke! I can’t go to the beach now!’
“Was Gennaro Gattuso his idol? He’s a footballer he was really attached to as a child, I remember he admired him so much and was fascinated when he saw him on TV.”