Luca Scapuzzi is a name many Manchester City fans have probably forgotten. Despite being quite a fairly ordinary player, he was handed a three-year contract by City at the age of 20, during the Roberto Mancini era. His stay was noteworthy for one moment, when he scored a deflected goal (eventually labelled an own goal) in a League Cup game against Wolves and bagged a couple of assists in the 5-2 win.
Scapuzzi was loaned out a few times and then quietly released a couple of years ago. Since then he has played for Italian lower division club, Como, but now finds himself unattached.
Speaking to the microphones of TMW, Scapuzzi revealed that he has recently held talks with former Manchester City EDS boss, Patrick Vieira, now in charge of City’s sister club New York City FC.
Negotiations went on for a while, but then stalled, Scapuzzi said, while admitting he’d like to play in the MLS. Despite missing out on a move to the United States, the 25-year-old claims there is plenty of interest in his talents, from Italian teams in the lower divisions but also from League One in England.
Searching your memory for any recollection of Scapuzzi? Here is some footage of his short City career: