Adriano Boin Date: 30th April 2020 at 11:31pm
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Former Roma great Francesco Totti has heaped praise on Brescia starlet Sandro Tonali, stating he would do everything in his power to sign the youngster.

The 19-year-old is one of Italy’s brightest young stars, with the likes of Inter, Juventus, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli all linked with a move for his services.

Now working as a talent scout, Totti heaped special praise on Tonali by stating he has everything needed to become one of the world’s best midfielders.

“I would do all that I could to sign Tonali,” he stated on Instagram Live. “He will become one of the best midfielders in the world.

“He has everything that a great player should have – technically gifted, good mentality and is always sharp in any situation.

“He could be like [Steven] Gerrard, [Daniele] De Rossi or [Frank] Lampard.”

Totti also revealed he tried to bring Nicolo Barella to Roma while still working for the club, though the 23-year-old ended up moving to Inter.

“He was one of my favourites,” Totti added. “I tried to bring him to Roma as soon as possible, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get it done.”