Fulham and Everton have been scouting a young winger from Serie A say The Mirror.
Matias Schelotto, 23, has been impressive during the first half of the season and is getting plenty of attention from various clubs. Schelotto is available for a fee thought to be around £5 million from Italian side Atalanta. The pacey Italian could provide some extra impetus where ever he went for the remainder of the season.
Though he was born in Argentina he is eligible to play for Italy and he featured frequently for the Italian under-21 side, making his his debut for the senior national team against England.
Fulham have had some poor results recently, wining just two of their last six fixtures, and could do with some one adding some more quality to their wide play. Though they are usually stronger in the second half of the season, Martin Jol will not want to take any risks. Fulham are currently only 8 points clear of the relegation zone and this may force him into a signing or two in January.
Everton meanwhile have a very strong squad, especially on the wings. Pienaar on the left, and Mirallas on the right provide excellent service for the likes of Fellaini and Jelavic in the middle. The 6 foot 1 number 7 from Atalanta would give David Moyes’ more options from the bench, plus he has also played at right back for the Italian under-21 side.
Schlotto could prove a useful signing for either side, however coming from Italy he may not adapt to the Premier League immediately. Might this make him a risky Janauary signing?