Outside of Dragusin, who’s a defender aka only so much flash, this is the one. Allegri liked him. Pirlo almost certainly likes him. Once he recovers from his injury I see him on the short list for a promotion. I see him ahead of Portanova. Even tho he wasn’t registered on the CL list, I believe he’d still be eligible to play.
October 2020 update Made 32 appearances in all competitions for a variety of Juve teams, scoring five goals and providing five assists. Six of those appearances came in Serie C for the under-23s. Bernardo Corradi, the Italy Under-18 coach, said: "Nicoló is the brightest talent we have in Italy. He is two-footed and has a great future."
been compared to Isco, which is ironic considering that was who Pirlo was quoted as saying Juve needed lol.
to me he seems the most talented player in the system. If it weren’t for his injury I bet he would be where Portanova is now. Pirlo obviously isn’t afraid to push young players, and Fagioli is the best of the bunch. I’d say a healthy Fagioli is right behind Kulu and Ramsey on the AM depth chart.
Just out of curiosity I watched the preseason game against the mls all stars (which included some good players btw, like Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams) from two years ago. Fagioli played one half and played well. What’s crazy is he was only 17 here. He was playing regista, but his best position is probably trequartista