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Getting to know Nicolo Fagioli

Who is this upstart Nicolo Fagioli.

Versus Spal on Wednesday evening, he was inserted in the Starting lineup and performed amazingly well. He didn't show his youth and played like a true veteran in the midfield.

The 19-year-old is considered one of the most talented products of Juventus’ academy.

He joined the Old Lady from Cremonese in the summer of 2015, but the 19-year-old was born and raised in Piacenza, the hometown of Juventus’ CFO Fabio Paratici who scouted him when he was playing in the Youth Sector of the Biancorossi.

Fagioli has already joined the Juventus senior team several times during his career, but he had never managed to make his debut before this evening.

An attacking midfielder who can also play as a deep-lying playmaker, Fagioli scored 11 goals in 56 appearances with Juventus Primavera, two of them in the UEFA Youth League against Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv Moscow last season.

When the Primavera season was suspended due to the pandemic, he was permanently promoted to the U23 squad where he scored one goal in 24 appearances.

With Pirlo's confidence in him, Juventus fans have a lot to to look forward to for the future.