Each younger striker who explodes on to the scene today has to take care of comparisons to Borussia Dortmund’s blond bomber Erling Haaland – however Southampton goal Lorenzo Lucca is making a reputation for himself in his personal proper in Italy’s second tier.
The 6ft 7in tower of Pisa is a striker “inspired by Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic”. Lucca has scored six instances in seven Serie B matches this season whereas firing Pisa to high spot.
And, in accordance with TuttoB, curiosity from overseas is on the rise.
Scouts engaged on behalf of RB Leipzig and Premier League Southampton have been current within the stands as Italy U21s took on Sweden this week.
Lucca scored, too. After all he did.
And if Palermo’s sporting director might flip again the clock, you’d think about he would have fought that little bit tougher to maintain maintain of Lucca three months in the past.
“I used to be amazed, I had by no means seen a 2m striker earlier than however one who’s on the identical time dynamic, agile and skilful. He has a strong shot, a la Batistuta,” Renzo Castagnini tells Tuttosport.
“He works to assist his teammates, a bit like (Mario) Mandzukic.
“He’s neither (Luca) Toni nor Haaland – he’s Lucca. What number of targets do I count on in Serie B? From 15 to twenty. It’ll depend upon luck.”
Southampton might do with a striker like Lucca
Castagnini is satisfied it’s solely a matter of time earlier than Lucca is on the transfer once more. Nevertheless, he suggests considered one of Italy’s most in-form frontmen might afford to goal slightly increased than a Southampton side winless in their first seven games of the campaign.
“(He might play for) any high membership. However I’d see him significantly properly in AC Milan’s venture.
“I consider Lucca is able to play in Serie A. In all probability the extra he performs with stronger gamers, the higher he turns into.”
Given Southampton have scored simply 5 targets in seven league matches – a tally solely increased than bottom-of-the-table Norwich Metropolis – a striker with Lucca’s predatory instincts can be welcomed with open arms at St Mary’s.
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