The Emilia, Italy club captain has not only been given the opportunity to prove his worth in a Serie A side, but also a chance to make his name in the top flight.
His signing has seen him receive praise from his compatriots, including Mario Balotelli.
However, there has been some criticism from the club’s fans.
Ahead of the new season, The Independent spoke to Emilia’s players and fans.Read more For more football news, visit The Guardian or The Independent.
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