Andrea Colpani has been a revelation for Monza throughout the 2023/24 Serie A campaign, which has led to a host of teams including Inter and Juventus being linked with a move for the Italian.
Despite not playing as a conventional striker, the 24-year-old has scored six out of his team’s 13 goals in Serie A so far this season, and he was selected for the Italy Men’s National Team for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine.
According to Calciomercato, Monza CEO Adriano Galliani will not listen to any offers in January, knowing that the value of the attacking midfielder will increase as the season progresses. Currently, Colpani is worth around €17-18 million, but this figure should be higher at the end of the campaign.
Colpani is Monza’s scoring machine
Monza coach Raffaele Palladino has persisted with his 3-4-2-1 formation from last season, and Colpani operates as one of the two attacking midfielders behind the central striker. Unfortunately, Dany Mota has failed to score in 11 Serie A appearances, and Lorenzo Colombo has found the back of the net just three times.
This is where the scoring ability of Colpani has been valuable for Palladino. The 24-year-old scored both goals in the victory against Empoli on Matchday 2, and scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Lecce. He has scored three times in his last five appearances and also supplied an assist in that time.
The Monza midfielder is not one for simple tap-ins either. One of his goals against Empoli was a stunning strike from long-range; his goal against Lecce was after a tidy one-two with Colombo; the opening goal in the 3-0 win against Salernitana came from an effortless run into the penalty area; and his strike in the 1-1 against Udinese was a superb volley in mid-air.
Despite his gangly frame, Colpani knows how to time his runs into the penalty area and can produce some fearsome power in his shots.
Inter, Juventus and Lazio to battle it out for Colpani
Although Juventus have been observing the tactical and technical evolution of Colpani as a player, it seems that Inter are in the best position to sign the Monza midfielder. That being said, Lazio are also very serious about him as they think Daichi Kamada may soon need replacing despite only arriving in the summer.
AC Milan and AS Roma have also been linked, as Colpani has reached the level of reputation where he is capturing attention from every Serie A club higher up the table than Monza.
Nerazzurri sporting CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed in a recent interview that he will have a meeting with the Brianzoli at the end of the season to discuss the acquisition of the 24-year-old, and the good rapport between the two clubs should make discussions progress smoothly.
Regardless of if Colpani goes to Inter, Juventus or Lazio, he will be playing alongside some talented Italian midfielders. The Nerazzurri boast Italy internationals Nicolo Barella and Davide Frattesi, while at the Bianconeri, he would be supporting Manuel Locatelli as well as starlets Nicolo Fagioli and Fabio Miretti.