Big defender on trial in Wiltshire.
Swindon Town boss Paulo di Canio has handed a trial to Italian defender Simeon Materazzi – the younger brother of former Inter Milan and Azzurri star Marco.
The 20-year-old will link up with the squad on their pre-season training camp at Lake Garda, northern Italy.
“He played last year at Conference level in Italy,” Di Canio revealed to BBC Wiltshire. “We will check on him – it doesn’t cost us anything.”
Di Canio confirmed Materazzi was recommended to him by former Lazio boss Paolo Negro, who now manages the youngster at Zagarolo.
“He mentioned his name, not because he is Materazzi’s brother, but because he’s a young lad who wants to learn and improve,” continued Di Canio.
“I believe in Paolo Negro, although it is not a promise but I say let me check.”