Atalanta believe that Ezequiel Schelotto can break into the Italian national squad in time for Euro 2012.
Schelotto, a former Italian Under-21 international, has been one of the club’s most consistent performers this season.
Although born in Argentina, he’s hoping for an Azzurri future despite not yet winning a call to the full set-up.
“Schelotto is a player who best represents our Goddess symbol, with his flowing hair in the wind and his elusive ways,” director Pierpaolo Marino told Radio Anch’Io Lo Sport.
“Why couldn’t he be a part of the European Championship? We have an able tactician in Cesare Prandelli who knows what are the best decisions to make.”
Schelotto, a wide midfielder who can also play as a full-back, has been paired with a summer move as Inter are known to be admirers.
“For the moment we are keeping a tight grip of him,” Marino responded when asked about the player’s future.
Schelotto, 22, has scored one goal in 28 games so far this season.