Premier League duo – West Ham and Everton – are reportedly showing interest in signing Samuele Mulattieri in the summer transfer window.
However, they are not alone in the race. The report claims that Serie A giants Inter Milan and Juventus are equally interested in signing the promising attacking talent.
The premier league could be an attractive destination for any footballer, but for a young Italian joining Inter and Juventus – two of the biggest clubs in Italy – could be a bigger attraction at the moment.
Furthermore, he is only 17, and may not be ready yet to leave Italy and set on a move to a different country and in alien surroundings.
The likes of Inter and Juventus have great academy systems, and the youngster has a better chance of progressing through the ranks if he joins either of the clubs.
According to Football.London, West Ham and Everton could actually sign Mulattieri on a free transfer, something both the Premier League clubs should be looking at.
He is yet to sign a professional contract with Spezia, and as a result the Premier League duo will just need to pay the Italian side a compensation fee.