Marko ROG

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One of three ex­cel­lent mid­field prospects to ar­rive at the Sta­dio San Paolo in the close sea­son – the oth­ers be­ing Amadou Di­awara (Bologna and Guinea) and Piotr Zielin­ski (Udi­nese and Poland) – the 21-year-old Di­namo Za­greb star­let is ar­guably the best of the lot.

Ooz­ing class and cre­ativ­ity, he can op­er­ate ei­ther cen­trally or out wide and is es­pe­cially dan­ger­ous when surg­ing for­ward from deep. His tem­per­a­ment was there for all to see at Euro 2016, fill­ing in su­perbly for the in­jured Luka Mo­dric in Croa­tia’s group phase vic­tory over Spain.

Napoli have him on loan, with a 12.5m move in the off­ing next year.

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