Friday February 3 2012
Motta tipped for Italy recall

Catania sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco is adamant that new signing Marco Motta can return to the Italian national set-up.

The 25-year-old has joined the Sicilian outfit on loan for the rest of the season from parent club Juventus this week.

Motta made his Italy debut under Cesare Prandelli in the summer of 2010, but he hasn’t appeared for the Azzurri since.

“Motta is a player with experience,” Lo Monaco commented. “He’ll give a vital contribution to the cause. You’ll see.

“By playing regularly at Catania, he could return to the international scene.”

Motta didn’t play a single minute under Antonio Conte in Turin this season, despite being signed outright from Udinese in the summer.

The right-back, who spent last term on loan at Juve, cost the Bianconeri5m in total.

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