Inter Milan fans have high hopes for Sandro Tonali. The 20-year-old midfielder immediately called Gennaro Gattuso.

Sandro Tonali agreed on a lot with Inter Milan when he was contacted from Milan. The 20-year-old strategic midfielder was expecting just that.

Tonali is too often compared to Andrea Pirlo (in the game style, of course), though his favorite player and role model is Gennaro Gattuso. That is why Sandro Tonali called the Napoli head coach after the transfer was confirmed and asked permission to take his number in Milan. Gattuso played for Milan from 1999 to 2012 with the number 8 shirt.

“I was close to moving to Inter. But once I found out about Milan’s interest, I did not even think about it. I have Milan’s love since childhood from my father. I just had to move to this team. For a long time, I want to wear the Milan uniform. It did not take me long to assure the president of Brescia. “He immediately understood what this transfer meant to me,” Tonali said.

Gattuso does not expect the hope of Italian football at San Siro. ‘Rossoneri’ Stephano Pioli is training, and in Milan, they hope that next season will be successful ahead.

“The fact that I met Paolo Maldini during the talks was quite shocking, but in a positive way. “One of my favorite players is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and I am happy to be his teammate,” added the Milan recruit.

Sandro Tonal’s debut in Milan, the 7-time winner of the Champions League, is expected to take place on Thursday – in the qualification stage of the Europa League, with Shamrock Rovers.