Tuesday January 8 2013
Pescara happy to have Perin

Pescara chief Daniele Sebastiani has revealed how desperate he was to sign Mattia Perin in the summer. “I did somersaults for him.”

The Italian Under-21 international joined the Serie A new boys on loan from Genoa and was largely responsible for their 2-0 win at Fiorentina on Sunday thanks to some stunning saves.

“Perin is confirmation that we at Pescara are not afraid to give youngsters a chance,” he said of the 20-year-old.

“I did somersaults in the summer in order to bring him here because I knew that he would play and that we would get value from him.”

The goalkeeper, who spent last season at Padova, has been linked with a possible future at Milan or Napoli.