Italy U21s Squad Update

The squad for the Italy U21s has been provided a new update that may or may not break the opportunities for players plying their trade in foreign countries.

Sebastian Cristoforo is one player who has been witnessed a setback by dropping back into the reserves. He has not been able to make much of an impact at Getafe, who have picked up results in the last few weeks. As a result, the 25-year-old has been able to get just 31 minutes under his belt since making the move in mid-January.

The lack of first team action has been largely down to the presence of Matthieu Flamini, who has been able to get more first team action as a result of his superior experience at the top level of the game. Furthermore, manager Pepe Bordalas has had little reason to drop the Frenchman due to the recent set of results.

“aValentin Eysseric has been trying to get more first-team opportunities at Nantes“
He has been able to feature in all the of the last four games since making the switch to the French team. A return to his native land has worked out extremely well for the player, who has been a favourite of manager Vahid Halilhodžić. At his rate, Nantes are expected to cough up the“ €3.5 million required to sign “him up on a permanent basis.

Rafik Zekhnini has been able to get an excellent season with FC Twente and the 21-year-old has been unable to build on the recent run of form due to an unfortunate injury. It is expected that the player will be unavailable for around a month before getting back to fitness. Even though there is no pressure on the player to get back from injury sooner than expected, the winger will be keen to reclaim his first team spot as soon as possible. FC Twente are eight points ahead in the table.