Simon Penrose returns with the latest update in his ‘Next Generation’ series. Who has been impressing in Europe this week?
Well, another weekend gone and another superlative performance from Sebastián Driussi. The 21-year-old just seems to get better and better with every game played, the bonus being that Mancini is giving him a full 90 minutes to show his worth.
Sebastián Driussi (21) v FK Akhmat:
3 key passes
2 shots; 1 on target
Efficient. 🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/d6EEIMD17m
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The grace and elegance that Driussi plays with is destroying the Russian league and it is only going to be a matter of time before he starts scoring regularly to give him the full acknowledgments that he deserves.
Emmanuel Mammana and Leandro Paredes are also impressing week by week, the latter notching his first goal with a fine goal from the edge of the box in Zenit’s 4-0 victory.
Whilst Driussi gets plenty of game time, Giovani Lo Celso sits warming a very strong and deep bench at Paris Saint-Germain: begging the question, surely it makes sense to loan him and get him some games? A waste of such a wonderful talent.
Ezequiel Ponce also saw the bench for 90 minutes this weekend and despite Lille going down to nine men and being crushed 3-0, his playing time at present appears limited. He could do better than pray for Nicolas De Preville’s potential move to the English Championship or another Ligue 1 club.
Scouted Sources: Giovanni Simeone (22) to Fiorentina is done. Genoa will receive €15m + €3m in add-ons.
Deal to be formalised this week. 💥 pic.twitter.com/doo1wPa4T7
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) August 12, 2017