Thursday June 14 2012
Spalletti a fan of Diamanti

Alessandro Diamanti is being linked with a move to Zenit St Petersburg after winning the praise of boss Luciano Spalletti.

The player’s future is up for discussion given that he is co-owned between present club Bologna and Brescia, but he’s caught the eye of other sides after his efforts in the 2011-12 campaign.

“Diamanti is a player with great technical quality,” Spalletti is quoted as saying. “I like him a lot. They say he is valued at €12m and, in my opinion, he is worth every penny.”

The former West Ham player is currently on international duty with Italy at the 2012 European Championships.

The 29-year-old, who has won just one cap, scored seven goals in 30 League games for the Dall’Ara outfit this term.

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