‘His quick feet and distribution would suit Liverpool’s style of play’

first_img Marco Sportiello in action for Atalanta Simon Mignolet’s spot as Liverpool No.1 looks under threat on a week-to-week basis, and the Belgian’s position at Anfield could get worse this summer.The Reds have been linked with Atalanta star Marco Sportiello, and talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a look at the young shot-stopper…Name: Marco SportielloDate of birth: 10, May 1992Birthplace: Desio, ItalyPosition: GoalkeeperClub: AtalantaWhat’s the latest?Liverpool have been linked with a move for a goalkeeper this summer, with Simon Mignolet failing to impress, following his switch from Sunderland in 2013. Pepe Reina and Petr Cech are just two of the names being linked with the Anfield club, while Marco Sportiello is also on the Reds’ radar. The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for Atalanta this season, and his performances have also attracted the attentions of Inter and AC Milan.Did you know?1) Sportiello has forced his way past Giorgio Frezzolini and Vlada Avramov to be the Atalanta No.1 goalkeeper.2) Such is the interest in the goalie that Atalanta have extended the 22-year-old’s contract until 2019.3) His quick feet and distribution would suit Brendan Rodgers’ style of play.4) Sportiello was born in Desio, the birthplace of Sunderland, and former Arsenal goalkeeper, Vito Mannone.5) There is a website devoted to dreadful jokes about Sportiello including, ‘Q: What does Marco Sportiello and a bad magician have in common? A: Both cannot do hat tricks’. More can be viewed here6) Sportiello has spent much of his early years playing on dual contracts and loans at lower league sides in Italy. He’s already represented Seregno, Poggibonsi and Carpi.7) Liverpool may struggle to convince Sportiello to join the Premier League side though if AC Milan enter the bidding. The youngster was a huge fan of the Serie A side during his youth and idolised Sebastiano Rossi and Christian Abbiati.Video evidence 1last_img

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