The son of World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro may observe in his father’s footsteps after the 16-year-old joined the youth set-up at Serie A membership Lazio.
Andrea Cannavaro signed for the Rome-based membership’s under-17 crew after taking part in for Guangzhou Evergrande in China, the crew his Ballon d’Or-winning father has managed since 2017.
Additionally a central defender, Andrea Cannavaro has returned to Italy with the intention to proceed his research, Lazio mentioned in a press release.
Rome-based sports activities each day Corriere dello Sport reported that Lazio beat native rivals Roma for the signature of the youthful Cannavaro, who has signed a deal that may maintain him on the ‘Biancocelesti’ till 2024.
Fabio Cannavaro is a hero in Italy for the way in which he led the ‘Azzurri’ to triumph on the 2006 World Cup, captaining a crew rocked pre-tournament by the notorious ‘calciopoli’ corruption scandal to victory over Zinedine Zidane’s France within the Berlin ultimate.
The defence led by Cannavaro didn’t concede a single purpose from open play within the match, which led to the now 47-year-old being named its second-best participant after Golden Ball-winner Zidane.
Cannavaro was then named the FIFA World Participant of the Yr and in addition gained that 12 months’s Ballon d’Or — solely the third defender to take action after Franz Beckenbauer and Matthias Sammer.
He has the second highest variety of caps for Italy, 136, behind Gianluigi Buffon and can be second to Buffon within the variety of Italy internationals he performed as captain.
Andrea Cannavaro may even be hoping to emulate Daniel Maldini, the son of one other iconic Italian defender in Paolo Maldini, who made his Serie A debut for AC Milan in February.
Maldini junior continues a household custom with Milan that stretches again to his grandfather Cesare.