Italian international Lorenzo De Silvestri has admitted that it is ‘a pleasure’ to know that there’s interest from the Premier League after being asked about recent rumours linking him with a move to NUFC.
Italian press claimed ourselves and Leicester held an interest in the 30-year-old just a few weeks ago, and it seems like there might be something in it, with the Chronicle admitting today that the Torino right-back is someone NUFC have watched on ‘several occasions’.
Here’s what he said to GOAL when asked about the alleged interest from Newcastle United:
“I had a great season at Torino and I am glad to see that people have noticed.
“I’m very happy at my club but it’s always a pleasure to know that there could be interest from the Premier League.”
With it being made clear recently that Rafa Benitez wants another right-back to give DeAndre Yedlin some much needed competition, might this be his man?
For a bit more information on the player himself, he stands 6ft 1′ – so is a big unit as full-backs go – however he’s a player who likes to get forward too – having bagged 7 goals and 4 assists from right-back during Torino’s 9th place finish in Serie A last season. He’s also been capped six times by Italy.
One to watch this summer perhaps..
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.