Barcelona has identified teenage Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali as a long-term successor to Andres Iniesta.
Nicknamed ‘he new Andrea Pirlo’, Tonali has become a real star od little Italian club in Brescia and has for some time been linked to Italy’s biggest clubs and has now been described as the ‘new Iniesta’.
The midfielder won his first cap in October for the senior Italian national team and started 23 matches on their return to Serie A for the club this campaign.
Brescia’s president, Massimo Cellino, said back in February that he had received ‘a very important offer’ without telling the footballer anything to give him ‘a big surprise in June’.
According to a report in Corriere della Sera, via Diario AS, the Blaugrana would be willing to pay €60 million for the central midfielder together with two young players – who would have a combined transfer value of €10 million.
Last October the same outlet reported that Tonali was also on the Atletico de Madrid radar, as well as linked to Paris Saint-Germain.