MILAN - After Roberto Mancini's first team and Vincenzo Esposito's Inter Primavera squad, it's the turn of the Nerazzurri's Allievi Nazionali team. Inter's Under-17s, coached by Daniele Bernazzani, begin pre-season training in Riscone di Brunico today. They will remain in the South Tyrol until 13 August, with friendlies against the Juniores teams of Merano and Trento scheduled during their stay in the mountains.
The Allievi Nazionali squad is currently composed of 21 players, with new signings to be announced in the coming days. With many of last season's Under-17s making the jump to Inter Primavera, youth academy official Piero Ausilio has worked to reinforce Bernazzani's squad with young Italian players who have already represented their country at international level, such as striker Simone Dell'Agnello and midfielders Marco Ezio Fossati and Ivan Reali.
Allievi Nazionali squad for 2007/08 season:
Goalkeepers:Alberto Gallinetta, Simone Gervasio, Luca Stocchi.
Defenders:Luca Caldirola, Karim Laribi, Paolo Marchi, Luca Santonocito, Nicolò Scaccabarozzi, Maximiliano Achille Uggè.
Midfielders:Daniele Cò, Marco Ezio Fossati, Joel Chukwuma Obi, Ivan Reali, Renato Riccio, Davide Santon, Luca Tremolada.
Strikers:Simone Dell'Agnello, Mattia Destro, Diego Falcinelli, Nicola Piras, Sesay Sulyman.