MX23RW : Saturday, September 18 14:45:34| >> :120:3647:3647:

Andrea Pirlo claims Sandro Tonali is better than Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo claims that in-demand 20-year-old Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali is the best player in Serie A - ahead of even Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has claimed that Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali is the best player in Serie A - ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala.

Tonali is currently taking part in his first season in the Italian top flight, where his performances have been widely praised despite Brescia sitting bottom of the table and nine points from safety.

A who's who of Europe's top clubs - including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain - have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old, who has been dubbed as 'the next Pirlo'.

The man himself insists that Tonali has a different playing style to his own, but does believe that the youngster is already among Serie A's elite players.

"He is very good but he is different from me on the pitch," Pirlo told Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He has everything to be a champion but he is more a midfielder for a two-man midfield. He could already play for a great team; he is the best in this league."

Tonali has made 24 appearances this season, scoring one goal and creating five.

ID:400236: cacheID:400236:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3174:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali pictured in October 2019
Read Next:
Inter Milan 'beat Liverpool, Barcelona to Sandro Tonali'

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Finnish Veikkausliiga
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd4310113810
5Manchester CityMan City4301111109
6Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton43015329
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs43013309
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham422010558
10Leicester CityLeicester420246-26
11Crystal Palace41215505
12Aston Villa411257-24
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
16Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich4004111-100

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!