CM: Empoli star shines at the U20 World Cup – asking price rises amid Milan interest

By Oliver Fisher -

Tommaso Baldanzi has had quite the year so far, starring with Empoli in Serie A and now with the Italian national team at the U20 World Cup. recall how Baldanzi has racked up 4 goals in 26 games for Empoli and he has translated his form from blue shirt to blue shirt, having scored the opening goal of Italy U20’s 2-1 win over England in the last 16 of the World Cup in Argentina.

Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi is watching on with a smile and is not currently thinking of a sale. He knows that sooner or later he will have to leave for a big club, but he hopes that Baldanzi will stay for another season, especially with Vicario and Parisi on the way out.

However, it is not a guarantee that Corsi can keep hold of the 20-year-old, despite the fact he has a contract expiring in 2027. Much will depend on the offers that arrive, with four big Serie A clubs lurking.

Inter are keen but it is tough to see where he fits in a 3-5-2, Milan are interested but currently have a full compliment of attacking midfielders, while Lazio and above all Napoli are also interested.

The asking price for the trequartista is around €20m, which could rise if Baldanzi continues to show his qualities and his potential in Argentina. Italy will face Colombia in the quarter-finals on Saturday, with Baldanzi having the No.10 on his back.

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  1. “Milan is interested but currently has a full complement of attacking midfielders”.
    Anything that Milan has that even closely resembles an attacking midfielder is Brahim Diaz who is on loan and needs to go back to R Madrid.

    1. i assume you meant “i cant see” because its not ike the serie a is inferior to an u20 world cup in level of competition and strength and baldanzi has already proven himself talented there so if anything the u20 world cup will just work as another window for teams abroad maybe not that aware of him currently,

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