Ajax Lead Bologna and Sassuolo for Exciting Italian Striker

Pisa forward Lorenzo Lucca, despite undergoing a dry goalscoring streak, is in the crosshairs of several top clubs for a summer move. He will most likely move on from the Serie B this summer, but where remains the question to be answered, having largely been linked to Sassuolo in the past.

Intensified talks over the last few days indicated that the Italy U21 international was inching closer to signing a permanent deal with Bologna, with the transfer being heavily backed by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The Rossoblu offered an initial proposal of €10M to Pisa, but it is now understood that their bid has been overtaken by Ajax, with the Dutch offering €2M more than their Italian counterparts.

Also, the presence of feeder club Sassuolo leaves the Pisa striker spoilt for choices. The Neroverdi plan to onboard the soon-to-be 22-year-old as a direct successor to Gianluca Scamacca in their ranks, after Scamacca sealed a deal to West Ham United last week.

Of all the clubs, Ajax are clearly leading the race for Lucca, as per Sky Italia. A loan deal with the option to buy him for €11-12M has the potential to convince Pisa and the striker himself.

Our Take on the Race for Lucca

If he chooses Ajax, then he would make history by becoming the first Italian footballer to wear the famous red and white jersey. In terms of development, it would be a safe bet to stay put in Italy by going to Serie A. However, one can imagine the potential growth at the Dutch giants, from where aplenty of legendary figures have emerged. Not to forget the opportunity to play in the Champions League.

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