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  1. Ciro Immobile's Club and International Soccer Career

    Ciro ImmobileWithin this article we are going to look across the long-standing football career of Ciro Immobile. Exploring his transition from youth to senior squads on both the club and international side, we are going to analyze his historic and current performance on the pitch.

    Here are the basics of Ciro Immobile’s personal and player profile, keep reading to find out more about his football career:

    • DOB – 20th February 1990
    • Height – 1.85m
    • Weight – 78kg
    • Nationality – Italian
    • Signed – 1st July 2010
    • Position - Striker

    Immobile’s Youth Career

    Ciro was born on the 20th February 1990 in Torre Annunziata and started his youth career in football at the Torre Annunziata ’88. After being at the football school in his local area, he transferred to Maria Rosa before joining the Salernitana youth team. During his time with Salernitana he did not reach the level he wanted of exposure for his talent as he often found himself on the bench. Because of this negative experience with Salernitana he moved shortly after joining to the youth team for Sorrento.

    With the Sorrento youth team Ciro thrived as he scored 30 goals in the U17 division during the 2007/08 season. During a tournament against Torino, the scouts from Juventus were really impressed with his performance and later signed him at the age of 18 for 80,000 Euros. During his time with Juventus he played in the Primavera league and saw his team through to their 2009 win at Torneo di Viareggio. Throughout the season he scored a total of five goals for the Juventus youth side, with two of these being in the final.

    • Sorrento – 2002 to 2008
    • Juventus – 2008 to 2009

    Immobile’s Senior Club History

    In March 2009 Ciro made his debut as a s

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  2. Torino's Andrea Belotti is Attracting Interest from Europe's Elite Clubs

    Wednesday 5th April. By Ryan Baldi.
    With an incredible tally of 23 goals from 27 Serie A games this season, it's no wonder that Torino's Andrea Belotti is being linked with big-money moves to a host of European clubs.

    The 23-year-old was reportedly subject of a £56 million bid from Arsenal during the mid-season transfer window. Il Toro's sporting director Gianluca Petrachi told Sky Italia : "We received and refused a €65m (£56m) offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player.

    "Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we'll see what happens.

    "We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buyout clause. I think he's worth more than they have offered."

    The buyout clause Petrachi referenced stands at a whopping €100 million (£86 million) thanks to a new contract the player penned earlier in the campaign. The exit clause applies only to non-Italian teams, with Torino keen to avoid losing their star marksman to a rival like Napoli did last summer when champions Juventus stumped up the €90 million stipulated in Gonzalo Higuaín's contract.

    The monumental figure, which, as things stand, would make Belotti the second most expensive player in history, doesn't seem to have deterred interest from beyond Serie A, though. Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as Arsenal, who are believed to have retained their interest in the Azzurri star, despite denying that a bid was made in January, are all thought to be considering a summer swoop for the former Palermo hot shot.

    Having missed out on Alexandre Lacazette last summer, Arsenal are thought to be on the hunt for a top-class striker to take them to the next level. United have had no problem creating chances this season only Liverpool better their record of

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  3. Lucas Boye Moves to Torino - Deal of the Summer?

    30th September 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
    It was rather fitting Argentinian youngster Lucas Boye joined Torino. After all, his nickname El Toro (The Bull) sees him share the same nickname as his new club.

    Indeed, while this serves a great omen for both parties, it's remarkable to think that the all-action attacker actually came incredibly close to joining AS Roma prior to signing for the Maroons. Back in January, River Plate president, Rodolfo D'Onofrio, announced that Roma had agreed a deal in principle for Boye, and even took the bold step of divulging details of the deal. "Boye will go to Roma in June. We'll receive some bonuses based on the number of games he plays with the Giallorossi, plus River will get 50 per cent of any future sale," he said.

    The Roma deal subsequently fell through, however, opening the door for Torino to pounce, which is exactly what they did. To make the deal even more impressive for Toino, Boye, who joined from River Plate following a strong season on loan with Newell's Old Boys, was acquired on a free transfer. Indeed, a great, opportunistic piece of business by the Granata.

    After an encouraging start to life with his new club, which saw him make some promising showings predominantly off the bench, the 20-year-old forcefully sprung to life in his side's stirring 3-1 win over Roma. Full of intensity, aggression, physicality and technical quality, Boye unquestionably made Roma lament not securing his services back in January. He was so good, in fact, that he even made La Gazetta dello Sport's coveted team of the week.

    In front of a strong home crowd at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Boye wreaked havoc throughout from his left wing post. His direct opponent, Alessandro Florenzi, endured a particularly tormentful afternoon, where he struggled immensely to cope with the strength of

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