Saturday January 9 2021
Rovella: ‘Modric my role model’

Juventus-bound Nicolò Rovella explains why his future ‘is at Genoa’ and reveals Real Madrid star Luka Modric is his role model.

The 19-year-old is set to join Juventus in a swap deal with Manolo Portanova and Elia Petrelli. Rovella will remain on loan at Genoa until the end of the 2021-22 campaign, according to reports in Italy.

“My future is at Genoa, because I still need to improve, and it takes time,” the midfielder told SportWeek.

“I want to play on a regular basis with Genoa and complete a campaign where I am also given the chance to make mistakes. I can only correct my mistakes by playing.”

Rovella revealed Real Madrid star Luka Modric is his role model.

“You always have the feeling something can happen when he has the ball,” Rovella said.

“In my opinion, the best three midfielders are him, Thiago Alcantara and [Nicolò] Barella.”