Federico Pastorello, agent, spoke about the gambling case involving Nicolò Zaniolo and Sandro Tonali. Here are his statements to Sky Sport.
WORDS – “Certainly it is a difficult topic to address, extremely. We hope that the investigations do not implicate these three boys (including Fagioli, editor’s note). And experiencing such a situation is traumatic from a certain point of view. In some cases, it is a pathology, gambling addiction is an existing problem and it does not only concern football players but the entire society. I have two daughters and their schoolmates, aged 14-15, find themselves playing cards with money. The issue must be tackled with humanity and closeness, the only thing to do is to seek the help of some professionals. It is one thing to do certain things sporadically like everyone else, but it is worrying when it becomes a pathology. The problem is not so much economic as it is social and environmental…”.