The 18-year-old Brescia midfielder has finished seventh in our annual list of the world’s top under-19s, just a couple of places ahead of Moise Kean
Sandro Tonali has yet to feature in Serie A but the Brescia midfielder is the highest-ranked Italian in the 2019 NxGn.
The 18-year-old playmaker, who has been labelled the ‘new Andrea Pirlo’, finished seventh in our annual list of the top 50 Under-19s in the world.
It’s certainly been an incredible 12 months for
Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini was impressed by what he saw of the gifted playmaker, handing the teenager a first senior call-up last November.
Tonali has yet to make his international bow but he continues to impress in Serie B and has now been recognised for his fine form with his seventh-placed finish in the 2019 NxGn.
Indeed, Manchester City prodigy Phil Foden was the only midfielder to rank above
Italy has two other players in our 50-strong list, with Moise Kean taking
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Kean made his Azzurri debut in November, while he also bagged a Serie A double in Juventus’ win over Udinese earlier this month.