Stramaccioni: “From Mamardashvili to Openda, advice for purchases from Euro 2024”

Andrea Stramaccioniin an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sportspoke about the European Championships – which he is following as a technical commentator for Rai – and about some profiles that could appeal to Serie A.

Stramaccioni, which players would you recommend to Italian clubs? Excluding the greats, who Serie A cannot afford. We ask you for names and surnames that are still accessible, although today no one offers discounts. Let’s proceed by roles: goalkeepers.
“Diogo Costa from Porto, 24 years old, but already worth a lot, and Georgia’s goalkeeper, Mamardashvili, increasingly confident. He plays in La Liga, for Valencia, but could have a lower and very interesting rating. And Verbruggen, from Brighton , increasingly a bulwark of the Netherlands despite his 21 years.”

Defenders?
“Gonçalo Inacio of Sporting Lisbon and Antonio Silva of Benfica, very young players who will compete for Pepe’s place next to Ruben Dias in Portugal. Theate, former Bologna, Belgium defender: he has running and decent quality in his approach, he can also play full-back” .

Midfielders?
“I’m crazy about the Dutch attacking midfielder Xavi Simons. He played on loan at Leipzig, but he’s from PSG. However, he doesn’t seem to be part of Luis’ plans
Enrique, which is why the scenario of another loan could open up after the one to Leipzig: for me it’s a feasible deal. Another interesting prospect is Sudakov from Ukraine and Shakhtar. Among defensive midfielders I really like Amadou Onana from Belgium and Everton: he is 22 years old and can reach very high levels. Then Joao Neves, a 19-year-old Portuguese player from Benfica, who came on as a substitute against Turkey: he continues to improve. Joey Veerman, 25 years old, vision of the game at the service of the Netherlands and PSV, shouldn’t have a crazy rating.”

Attackers?
“The Leipzig couple, Lois Openda of Belgium and Benjamin Sesko of Slovenia, almost 40 goals between them in the Bundesliga, 24 and 21 years old, even if they are already two players of great interest. More accessible is Georges Mikautadze, the Georgian who won the European Championship scored two goals, Kvaratskhelia’s attacking partner in the national team. Owned by Ajax, he was bought out by Metz in France. However, Metz was relegated to the playouts in Ligue 2, despite his 13 goals “.