Serie B side Monza have surprised everyone by snapping up young ex-Chievo talent Samuele Vignato, beating competition from Inter, Milan and Bayern Munich.
The 17-year-old was a product of the Chievo youth academy, where he developed alongside older brother Emanuel, who is currently playing for Bologna.
He became a free agent when Chievo Verona went bankrupt this summer and were excluded from the Serie B tournament.
Although Sky Sport Italia insist several top clubs were interested in picking up the talent, Vignato has now signed for Monza with a contract to June 2024.
The Vignato brothers have an Italian father and Brazilian mother, born and raised in Italy, near Verona.
They play their international football at youth level for Italy too.
While Emanuel Vignato plays more on the right side of attacking midfield, Samuele is more of a central trequartista figure.
Monza are owned and run by former Milan President Silvio Berlusconi and his trusty CEO Adriano Galliani.
They had reached the promotion play-offs last season, but were unable to make it into the top flight.
— AC Monza (@ACMonza) August 11, 2021