Sunday May 27 2012
Sannino: 'Destro extraordinary'

Siena Coach Giuseppe Sannino has advised Juventus or Inter to snap up Mattia Destro. “He has qualities outside the norm.”

The 21-year-old hitman had a splendid campaign at Siena under Sannino, who is set to leave the club to take over at Palermo.

“I realise I’m probably biased when it comes to Mattia, even if it’s beyond doubt he had a great season,” Sannino told TuttoJuve.

“He can improve a great deal and has already proved that he has qualities outside the norm. In one year he has made it into the Nazionale and absolutely deserved his place. Now I hope he can go to Euro 2012 as well.”

Destro is co-owned by Genoa and Siena, but has been linked with Inter, Juventus, Napoli and Roma among others.

“Mattia deserves all the recognition and compliments, because he has talent and can get even better. I confess it fills me with pride to see him wearing the Azzurri shirt.

“We are talking about a really mature and humble lad who works very hard in training. I hope he can go as far as possible in his career.

“He is a modern striker, able to find space in tight defences and also to run into space. He is not your classic static centre-forward in the box. Because of these characteristics he becomes precious for his teammates and difficult to mark for opponents.

“Destro has everything it takes to be a great champion.”