15 year old striker, Sean Gan Giannelli, will join Italian Serie D side Atletico Arezzo after having impressed the club's coaches
15 year-old Malaysian footballer Sean Gan Giannelli will join the youth team of Serie D club, Atletico Arezzo, on August 20 after going through a successful trial with the club’s coaches and technical staff.
Along with Beira Mar wonderkid, Nazmi Faiz, Sean is the latest jewel out of the famed Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) and plays with the Bukit Jalil Under-17 squad.
His father, Massimo was proud of his son's development in the sport as he is the first Malaysian to enter Italy's youth football club system after attending trials in June.
"He is a very ambitious young man and his goal in life is to play professional football at the highest level in Europe and from what he has achieved so far, the sky is the limit," he told Bernama from Milan, adding that he is now making the necessary preparations for Sean's stay in Italy.
He also added that Sean, a striker, impressed particularly with his pace and technical skills at Arezzo, a club now led by former Argentinian national striker Abel Balbo. Arezzo was also the first club that Antonio Conte managed before embarking on a successful managerial career with the current Serie A champions, Juventus.
Sean will now join a growing list of Malaysian players plying their trade abroad which include the likes of Safee Sali (Indonesia), Nazmi Faiz (Portugal) and Tam Sheang Tsung (China).