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Former Juventus & Azzuri striker Pierluigi Casiraghi‘s son Andrea signed his first ever professional contract with AC Milan today.

Who is Andrea Petagna ?

As announced by Adriano Galliani last month, Andrea Petagna signed his first ever professional contract with AC Milan today. Petagna will now join the first team pre-season training on the 8th of July Along with his good friend Bryan Cristante.

Both of them shined for Milan Primavera last year and in keeping with the youth policy, are now being given this chance to make a place for themselves in the First Team.

Hailing from the city of Trieste (birthplace of Cesare Maldini & Nereo Rocco) Petagna is a Central Forward who is often compared to Benfica forward Oscar Cardozo.

Initially Petagna was supposed to go out on loan however after Pazzini suffered the injury that will keep him out till November, Milan decided to keep Petagna as a backup for him. The young bomber will train and play with both the First team and the Primavera next season.

Petagna is not a complete virgin to First team action, having made an appearance in the Champions League against Zenit St.Petersburg, an experience that left him in awe.As he told Gazzetta Dello Sport:-

The stadium was tense. I remember the moment when the Coach sent me to warmup in front of the Curva sud with El Shaarawy. It gave me the chills. I did not expect that.

Not only is he physically well built, he also possesses excellent technical skills.Quite like his idols Ibrahimovic and Balotelli, both of who, he fortunately had a chance to train with.

I met Balotelli at Milanello. I was impressed with his skills. He gave me advice on how to train and also explained the movements off the ball.

While many big things are expected from him, Petagna tries to keep a low profile. Something that Adriano Galliani himself advised him of.

Galliani already told me that if I want to stay at Milan then i have to watch the line. So Off the field i try to lead a normal life.

A big welcome and good luck to Andrea Petagna. Welcome to the big leagues bambino !

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