Mancini scouts striker Lucca for Italy

by | Oct 24, 2021 13:30

Italy coach Roberto Mancini is attending a Serie B match today, scouting Pisa striker Lorenzo Lucca.

The Azzurri have a shortage of real centre-forward options, with Ciro Immobile, Andrea Belotti, Moise Kean and Giacomo Raspadori all relatively inconsistent when representing their country.

Considering his impressive form in Serie B and with the Italy Under-21 side, many have called for Lucca to be given a chance.

Mancini seems to agree, because the CT is in the stands today for Pisa’s Serie B match against Pordenone, accompanied by assistant manager Alberico Evani.

Lucca hit the headlines after scoring six goals in his first eight Serie B games of the season.

He turned 21 in September and is more of a Luca Toni-style centre-forward, standing at 2.01m (6ft 6in), and coming from the youth academies at Vicenza and Torino.

Impressing in Serie C last season with Palermo, Lucca has truly come to life at Pisa after his €2.1m transfer.

Milan, Juventus, Torino and Roma are known to be interested in a potential January or summer swoop.

4 Comments

  1. rosario

    The new Lucca…Toni 😅

  2. Adjeast Ludean

    So happy for this. I’ve been watching his progress. He should play for Italy instead of immobile

  3. dangerboy

    Juve need to snap him up in January. Give Pisa what they want.

    Lorenzo Lucca is from Torino and while he claims to not have a favorite team, he said he used to also choose to be Juve when he played Playstation as a child.

    It’s clear Italian players have to work twice as hard instead of players from other parts of the world that Italian clubs joyfully seek out to increase their media hits.

    I think I prefer Lucca to Vlahovic.

    At 6’7″ with good feet this could be the start of something great for both Juve and Gli Azzurri.

  4. Jarod KNowles

    What I find interesting is I think it was the wk before in a 2 day span articles showed Inzaghi for Inter, Allegri for Juventus and Mancini for National team all said “we need to be more clinical”

    This is a serious problem for Italy for many years. I don’t think it’s just about scouting a new player. Is this new player the answer. But for me I think it’s about the training routines. How can it be that everybody is inconsistent all of the time. But I am glad to see Mancini trying to do something about this.

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