Kevin Zeroli : AC Milan Wonderkid Gives Greenlight To The NFF

An AC Milan and Italian Youth International Kevin Zeroli, has publicly acknowledged his Nigerian ancestry amid an allegiance switch speculations reports.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria is about to witness another integration of an abroad-born player Kevin Zeroli.

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Zeroli is the Primavera (U-19) Captain of AC Milan, where another Flying Eagles player Victor Eletu is playing. Victor Eletu was with the Ladan Bosso’s squad at the 2023 FIFA U-20 tournament in Argentina earlier this year, and has been tipped to make a step upward into the Super Eagles.

AC Milan teenage playmaker Kevin Zeroli talks about his Nigerian ancestry.
Kevin Zeroli in action for AC Milan Primavera

Kevin Zeroli speaks about Nigerian ancestry

Speaking in a recent interview with calciomercato, Zeroli acknowledged his Nigerian root; but couldn’t highlight whether a formal switch to Nigeria is possible.

“I’m an Italian-Nigerian boy. I started playing when I was little thanks to my uncle, who is Italian and represents his country, which is also mine, and this makes it special,” told Calciomercato.

Speaking further, the 18-year-old, talked about his preferred role and where he can possibly be at his best.

“Actually, no. When I arrived at Milan, for a period of time, I played a bit as a central defender,” he said.

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“As I grew up, I started playing in midfield, playing a bit as a midfielder and sometimes even as the playmaker in front of the defence. With Abate in the last two years, I’m transforming myself again and playing as an attacking midfielder but in an atypical role. A bit like Kessie did when he was at Milan,” he added.

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