Roma Sign New Jersey-Born Gennaro Nigro to Primavera

Jul 13, 2018 651

We were pondering, exactly a week ago, over the surprising lack of conduit at Roma for hustling American players into European football. After all, it’s an American management and James Pallotta has waxed lyrical over the potential of the untapped USA playing talent. Now just a week later, on that very front, the club has signed 2000-born talent Gennaro Nigro to slot straight into Alberto De Rossi’s Primavera selection. It may not be Christian Pulisic, but it’s at least the club backing Pallotta’s assertions over the playing talent in the States.

It’s thought that Nigro being awarded an Italian passport made the deal much easier for Roma, and the New Jersey-born teenager becomes only the second American player at the club since Michael Bradley’s debut in 2012. {Editor’s note: You may remember the nine-year-old from Missouri, Alessandro Cupini, being signed last October, but that still hasn’t been verified. Probably because he’s, you know, nine!}

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