Willy Gnonto In Contention To Face England and Malta
Mancini names squad to kick off EURO 2024 qualifying campaign
Roberto Mancini revealed his latest 30-man squad on Friday night, as he prepares for Italy's upcoming fixtures against England and Malta.
Having recently mentioned to the media that he has been impressed by Willy Gnonto's "quality" and hoping other players can "follow his example", Mancini has called up the young forward into his latest squad.
Gnonto, a deadline day signing in September, has enjoyed a positive start to life at Leeds United, having made 19 first-team appearances for the Premier League side, scoring goals against West Ham, Cardiff City and Manchester United.
Despite only being 19 years old, Gnonto has already racked up 8 international caps for the Azzurri, scoring against Germany in the Nations League last June.
Italy kick off their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign against England on Thursday 23rd March at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, before travelling to the Ta' Qali Stadium a few days later, to face Malta on Sunday 26th March.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Wladimiro Falcone (Lecce), Alex Meret (Naples), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Alessandro Buongiorno (Turin), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Alessio Romagnoli (Lazio), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta) , Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta), Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), Jorginho (Arsenal), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Monza), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds United), Vincenzo Grifo (Fribourg), Simone Pafundi (Udinese), Matteo Politano (Naples), Mateo Retegui (Club Atletico Tigre), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham United).