Atletico scouts watch United & Arsenal target score stunning winner, injure coach

Stadio Olimpico Torino

Alessio Cerci’s dramatic winner against Genoa brought coach Beppe Zinetti so much joy, he ended up in pain.

Alessio Cerci has set Serie A alight this term with some electrifying displays for Torino.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus are reportedly keen on acquiring his services this summer, drawn to the versatile 26-year-old by his ability to both score and create.

The Italy international has tallied 13 goals and nine assists playing alongside fellow World Cup hopeful Ciro Immobile in the Torino attack.

And on Sunday the duo produced a miraculous last-gasp comeback to secure a 2-1 win over Genoa.

Immobile struck first in second half stoppages before Cerci hit a stunning strike in the 93rd minute to give Torino all three points.

The Stadio Olimpico burst into raptures at Cerci’s late heroics, as did the Torino bench and coaching staff.

And goalkeeping coach Beppe Zinetti was so overjoyed he overcooked his celebration - tearing his achilles tendon, which now requires surgery.

Atletico Madrid scouts witnesses the pandemonium from the stands and will have been impressed - so United, Arsenal and Juventus should have competition on their hands.

It’s not hard to see why Cerci is hot property, whilst an appearance at the World Cup would only see his stock go up - particularly after Cerci admitted on Monday he will ponder his future at the end of the season - though he is happy at Torino.

 

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