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.