Brescia president Massimo Cellino has confirmed there is interest and contact from Manchester City in highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport as relayed by Goal.
Sandro Tonali has been linked with several of Europe’s biggest clubs in recent months, following his meteoric rise for Brescia as well as the Italian national sides’ youth teams. However, Brescia president Massimo Cellino is not prepared to let the teenager leave easily and certainly recognises the potential value of the 19-year-old.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Goal, Massimo Cellino is quoted as stating: “All the big Italian clubs [have been in contact]. Abroad there’s Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, but in my view, he’d be better off remaining a key player with Brescia.
“His agent and his parents were telling me about this €50 million evaluation. I replied that for me he is worth €300 million, which means I don’t want to sell.
Not only does the valuation of the teenage wondered stand between Sandro Tonali and a move to one of his many potential suitors, but Cellino claims he is prepared to make a ‘big financial sacrifice‘ to keep him at the club.
Cellino continued: “I have a dream. If Sandro accepts, I am ready to make a big financial sacrifice to extend his contract. It’s up to him to decide. He can stay here and enjoy his football or go to a big club and risk being left on the bench.”
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