We should probably have to get used to this, as Italy’s Under-19 coach has beckoned Newcastle’s 18 year-old striker Fabio Zamblera as a future great player for both Italy and Newcastle United.
Â Fabio Zamblera – pictured after he had signed for the club in January
Newcastle United striker Fabio Zamblera has been hailed as a future star for Italy and Newcastle United.
Ahead of the U19 European Championships, which kick off tonight, Italy U19 assistant manager Giancarlo Antognoni talked about the Italian striker:
“Zamblera is an important player for us.”
“I obviously cannot reveal if he will be in the starting XI yet but he is very talented.”
“He is one of our best players and can be a star for Newcastle United.”
It’s unfortunate that two of our other young budding stars Andy Carroll and Tamas Kadar, whoÂ would have also been taking part in the tournament for England and Hungary respectively, and played in the preliminary games, are both out injured.
Zamblera was at Italian club Atalanta, when Newcastle signed him in January, and he has played for his country at every single level up to Under-19.
This is what Fabio said about Newcastle United after signing for the club:
â€œNewcastle is a very big club and it has a very impressive stadium.â€
â€œThere are lots of very good strikers at this club and I know there are famous names such as Michael Owen and Mark Viduka.â€
â€œI can also remember Oba Martins and Emre from when they played in Italy.â€
Here’s our article on the youngster after he was signed by the club.
At 6â€²3â€ tall he is a powerful and pacey player, who can score goals, and he will be developed by the club in both the Youth team and in our very young Reserve side, under the watchful eyes of Richard Money and Adam Sadler.
Fabio was born in Bergamo, Italy in April, 1990.
We’ll follow the Under-19 tournament, and obviously closely follow Italy’s progress with young Fabio. Italy face Greece on Friday in their opening group game before taking on England and Czech Republic, with the top two teams advancing to the semi-final stage of the tournament.
England have a very good side and it would not be a surprise if they win the whole thing.