Report: Nottingham Forest interested in Italian under-21 international Giammario Piscitella

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Italian reports suggest Forest are keen on the winger, who is also wanted by Latina and Lanciano.

Nottingham Forest are being linked with a move for AS Roma youngster Giammario Piscitella by reports in Italy today.

The 22-year-old attacker, who has three caps for the Italian under-21 side, is reportedly on the radar of several teams, as per a report in Voce Giallorossa.

They claim in an exclusive that Piscitella is wanted by Italian lower league outfits Lanciano and Latina, as well as Nottingham Forest.

Who is he?

Piscitella is a promising 22-year-old winger who, over the years, has been used as a makeweight in many deals by Roma.

Since signing his professional deal in 2012 he has been co-owned by Genoa and Pescara whilst also enjoying loan spells with Modena, Cittadella and he spent last term with Pistoiese.

He has played throughout Italy's national team youth system and twice for Roma in Serie A, so he is certainly a talent.

Nottingham Forest would also be getting hold of a player who has experienced some problems in the past off the pitch. He failed a doping test earlier this year, after unwittingly using a nasal spray containing a banned substance.

He is the second Roma player linked to Forest in recent days, with goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski also being targeted.

Whether Forest could get hold of the player obviously depends on what sort of deal Roma want to do, as Forest are still at the mercy of a complicated transfer embargo. If he did make the move to the City Ground he would follow in the footsteps of Andrea Silenzi, Moreno Mannini, Salvatore Matrecano and Gianluca Petrachi as Italians who have played for Forest.

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