Roberto in­glEsE

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Dur­ing the sum­mer sales, the 25-year-old Chievo cen­tre­for­ward signed for Serie A pow­er­house Napoli in a

12mil­lion deal be­fore be­ing told he was to go straight back on loan to the Gial­loblu. And Chievo can only be over­joyed that he is still with them as last sea­son’s 10 goals and four as­sists rep­re­sented al­most a third of their total at­tack­ing out­put – with­out which, rel­e­ga­tion would prob­a­bly have beck­oned. An old-school marks­man who is not es­pe­cially in his el­e­ment out­side the box, he was pre­vi­ously with lower-league sides Pescara, had loan spells at Lumez­zane and Carpi, and has been called up three times this year to Ital­ian de­vel­op­men­tal squads. Nick­named “Bobby English” by Chievo fans.

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