Italian left-back signs two-year Latics deal

Date published: 09 September 2020

Latics have snapped up Italian left-back Andrea Badan on a two-year deal.

The 22-year-old has earned himself a contract with the club after a succesful two-week trial throughout pre-season where the player was recommended to head coach Harry Kewell through his scouting network.

Badan began his career in his homeland with Serie A side Hellas Verona and has gained first-team experience thanks to loan spells at Prato, AlbinoLeffe, Alessandria, Carrarese and, most recently, Cavese.

Badan said of his new challenge: "I can't wait to wear these colours and it's an immensely proud moment for me and my family.

"I've always dreamed of playing in England and now I've achieved this I am willing to work hard to help the team be successful.

"It's a new experience but an exciting one and I promise everyone I will always try my hardest.

"I want to repay the faith shown in me."

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