As the end of the season beckons across Europe, it is time for us at Outside of the Boot to recognize the accomplishments of tomorrow’s stars under our Talent Radar banner, with the U-22 Team of the Season across each individual top leagues being featured for the fourth consecutive year. This feature looks at the best of the Serie A.
[Eligibility: As of 1st June 2017 – 21 years old and below for outfield players // 22 years old and below for goalkeepers]
AC Milan have the most representatives with three but this doesn’t include Gianluigi Donnarumma, someone who most thought would continue on from last season’s success. The rest of the squad is fairly diverse; with the exception of the two Rome clubs, the remaining clubs ended up in mid-table spots. A lesson perhaps for the giants of Italian football to foster more youth opportunities?