Lecce football club is set to secure the signing of attacker, Santiago Pierotti, in a move bolstering manager Roberto D’Aversa’s offensive lineup. The young Argentine, born in 2001, spent his last season with Colon, his contract set to expire in December 2024 according to Lecce’s official Instagram account.
On Monday, Pierotti will undergo a medical examination in Lecce. The club’s Instagram post read, “Santiago Pierotti, the Argentine offensive player born in 2001, will be in Lecce next Monday for his medical examination.”
Pierotti rose through the ranks of Colon’s youth programme, making his debut on April 13, 2019, in a goalless draw against Tigre in the Copa de la Superliga. Shortly after, he also played two South American Cup matches against River Plate. He has made 89 appearances in total and scored 6 goals for Colon. While he’s had two appearances for Argentina’s U20 team, he has yet to earn a cap for the senior national team. Standing at 189cm tall, Pierotti mainly played as a right winger, though he’s also proven capable as an attacking midfielder and secondary striker. Despite his height and impressive progression, he is not a prolific goal scorer, having only scored two goals in his last Argentine championship, where he made 26 appearances.
In a statement, Pierotti expressed his excitement at moving to Italy. “I’ve been looking to transfer to Italy for a long time and I’m very happy for my family,” he said. Pierotti begins his Italian adventure on Monday and D’Aversa has a new addition to his arsenal. It remains to be seen whether he will immediately take the position on the flank, especially as the competition is stiff.
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