• Next Wave: The Class of 2013

    Next Wave: The Class of 2013

    The Elastico is delighted to announce the 12 candidates that will form the Next Wave of 2013 as part of our annual review. These twelve players are all elite young talents ready to take their [...]

  • Lorenzo Insigne

    Lorenzo Insigne

    Who?   Name: Lorenzo Insigne Date of Birth: 4 June 1991 Nationality: Italian Position: Attacking midfielder/Second striker Club: Napoli   Making his Name:   Born in the town of Frattamaggiore, 15 miles outside of Naples, Insigne began his footballing career with [...]

  • AC Milan capture Jherson Vergara

    AC Milan capture Jherson Vergara

    AC Milan have completed the €2 million signing of Colombian defender Jherson Vergara Amú from Deportes Quindio, subject to medical checks early next week. Vergara, 18, was one of the stars of the Colombia Under-20 [...]

  • Juan Fernando Quintero

    Juan Fernando Quintero

    Who? Name: Juan Fernando Quintero Paniagua Date of Birth: 18 January 1993 Nationality: Colombian Position: Attacking midfielder Club: Pescara   Making his Name:   Juan Fernando Quintero began life playing football at a school run by his uncle in the [...]

  • Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu: Udinese’s engine-room

    Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu: Udinese’s engine-room

    Over the last two or three seasons, Francesco Guidolin’s Udinese side has been noted for a few things: flair, precision, goals and, above all, a hard-working midfield unit. Two seasons ago, it was Gokhan Inler [...]

  • Erik Lamela: Coco rising to the top with Roma

    Erik Lamela: Coco rising to the top with Roma

    Former River Plate forward Erik Lamela has enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2012-13 season, thriving as part of Zdenek Zeman’s attack-minded 4-3-3 formation, in a front three unit alongside countryman Pablo Osvaldo in the centre and [...]

  • El Shaarawy on the rise in Milan

    El Shaarawy on the rise in Milan

    Even after the mass exodus of senior players from Milan in the summer, Stephan El Shaarawy was not expected to be first choice at the club this season, but rather back-up to the squad’s more [...]


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