Lecce is preparing to welcome a significant addition to Roberto D’Aversa’s attacking lineup. The new entrant is Santiago Pierotti, a young winger born in 2001 who spent his last season with Colon, a club with which his contract was due until December 2024.
An announcement made on the Lecce club’s Instagram profile earlier today stated that the Argentine player will be coming to Lecce to undergo his medical. “On Monday, Santiago Pierotti, a young Argentine forward, joins on a permanent deal and will arrive in Lecce to undergo his medical,” the post said.
Pierotti, a product of Colon’s youth system, made his debut on April 13, 2019, in a goalless draw against Tigre in the Copa de la Superliga. He played in two Copa Sudamericana matches against River Plate shortly after. He has made a total of 89 appearances and scored 6 goals for Colon. The right-footed Argentine winger, born in 2001, has also made two appearances in Argentina’s U20 team but has yet to play for the senior national team.
At 189 cm in height, he is a strong player with progression on both the short and long-ball game and decent speed. But unlike most, he is not prolific in goal scoring: he netted just two in the last Argentine league, where he made 26 appearances. He is more of a playmaking player rather than a finisher.
Speaking on his move, Pierotti said, “I have been seeking a transfer to Italy for some time, and I am thrilled for my family.”
From Monday, Pierotti’s Italian adventure begins – D’Aversa now has a new weapon in his arsenal. Whether Pierotti can instantly claim a post on the band busy in the Africa Cup, however, remains to be seen given the high competition.
Photo: Instagram Lecce
(Source: Alfredo Pedullà)