Monday September 2 2019
Italy: Grifo replaces Cristante

Vincenzo Grifo has completed a return to Freiburg and replaced Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante in the Italy squad.

Grifo made his name at Freiburg, scoring 23 goals and providing 26 assists for the German side between 2015 and 2017.

The 26-year-old spent the second half of last season at the Bundesliga outfit, netting six times in 16 appearances, and he is back on a permanent basis.

It gets even better for the winger as he has also taken Cristante’s place in the Italy squad after the Roma man pulled out with a fever.

He currently has the one Azzurri cap, picked up against USA last November.

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