Italy U21 winger reveals admiration for Leroy Sané and Manchester City

Fiorentina’s highly-rated young winger Federico Chiesa has expressed his admiration for Leroy Sané and Manchester City in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

City were reported in December to have been scouting the Italy under-21 international, and it sounds like Chiesa is a big fan of Pep Guardiola’s ‘Shark Team’ – one player in particular.

“Who would I like to be like? Leroy Sané. I really like him. He plays for Manchester City along with other great champions like Kevin De Bruyne.

“They play beautiful football and I like how he plays his role.

“I enjoy watching Sané, but also Robben, Ribery and other wingers who with hard work have achieved remarkable objectives.

“I’ll say Sané, though, because he’s just a year older than me. To see a player of this age doing so well in a team that is targeting Champions League success is wonderful.”

Chiesa, 20, has impressed for Fiorentina this season, making 22 starts in Serie A with 5 goals and 2 assists to his name.

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