Tonali: 'Not scared by €300m'

Sandro Tonali reiterates he sees himself most like Gennaro Gattuso “but more technical” and insists he is “not scared” by Brescia’s €300m valuation.

Tonali had always been likened to Andrea Pirlo, who also started his career at Brescia, but the 19-year-old played down the comparison, instead naming another ex-Italy midfielder.

“Being compared to Pirlo doesn’t bother me, but I think we’re very different because he had indescribable technique and quality.

“I consider myself to be like Gattuso but more technical. He’s always been my role model.”

Rondinelle patron Massimo Cellino recently suggested he would not sell the starlet for even €300m…

“I love President Cellino very much and he rates me highly. He’s a great person and I hope to travel down a good road with him.

“After the match against Fiorentina, he said he wouldn’t even sell me for €300m, but that doesn’t scare me, even if it really is a lot of money.

“I’m confident about what we’ll do this season. For now I’m not thinking about the market, I just want to help Brescia stay up.”

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