Hamburg signs Italy youth Jacopo Sala from Chelsea
Hamburger SV signed Italy Under-19 midfielder Jacopo Sala from
Chelsea to a three-year contract on Friday.
”Jacopo is a player for the future,” new Hamburg sporting
director Frank Arnesen told the club’s website.
Sala said Hamburg was a ”big opportunity.”
”I want to develop as quickly as possible, to emerge for
Hamburg in the Bundesliga,” the Italian added. ”That would be
fantastic because this club is something special. Hamburg is known
everywhere, regardless of whether you’re in Italy or England.”
Sala emerged from Atalanta Bergamo’s youth system before making
the switch to England at 15. He played on the right of midfield for
Chelsea’s reserve side last season.
”He has played through all the Italian youth teams and
possesses outstanding physical and technical abilities,” said
Arnesen, who took over at Hamburg after deciding not to renew his
contract with Chelsea.
It is the second transfer Arnesen has negotiated with his former
club following the signing of England youth team international
Michael Mancienne on Tuesday.