Mazzitelli’s Agent Eager to See Client Prove His Worth

Gabriele Giuffrida, the agent of recently promoted youth player Luca Mazzitelli, spoke today regarding his client.

The time of signing his contract…
“He was very happy. I can not say I was particularly surprised because Mazzitelli has trained with the first team for over a month and has already racked up some call-ups to the bench, the first was at the San Siro against Milan. He was definitely excited. The signing of the contract is a natural trajectory for his growth and is an important milestone for the boy, which puts him in the first team and shows official recognition of his value.”

Many newspapers have associated the injury to Strootman with his promotion…
“Luca is a midfielder. He can play inside on both sides of the field but he is right-handed, while Strootman is left-handed. He is less physical than compared to Strootman, but he is dynamic, he has vision and a good shot. His inclusion in the first team will be done in a gradual manner. The contract gives perspective, it is said he’ll take the field immediately. In addition to Strootman, Roma’s midfielders like De Rossi, Pjanic, Nainggolan, and the same with Taddei in Naples, have shown they can adapt well to that role. Continuing to train at Trigoria Luca will have the opportunity to improve slowly and learn day by day thanks to the presence of large role models. Rudi Garcia will be able to identify the right time to start playing him”


The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.