He’s only played two games in the Hyundai A-League, but Western United marquee Alessandro Diamanti has caught the national media's attention.
The Italian has been superb so far.
His creativity, vision, passing and leadership have been an exciting watch for United fans and neutrals alike.
But Diamanti hasn’t just caught the eyes of the fans.
Football pundits around the country have praised United’s captain for his start to life in Australia.
Daniel Garb, Fox Sports
“Alessandro Diamanti shining like a diamond again. Scary to think what he would have done had his proposed move to the Victory three years ago gone through.”
Vince Rugari, Sydney Morning Herald
“Diamanti is just an insane player. Shoots on sight, perfect diagonals, and long balls, no-look passes... not many players in the world have the sort of cheek to try the things he does, let alone make it work.”
Mike Tuckerman, The Roar
“He’ll win the Johnny Warren Medal as the A-League’s best player at a canter if he maintains his Round 1 form, and he’ll inspire Western United to more wins than defeats with his dynamic attacking play.”
The former West Ham, Bologna and Fiorentina man was electric in the club’s 1-1 draw with Perth Glory on the weekend.
His 81 touches were topped only by midfield compatriot Dario Jertec, while his second-half strike from distance got the fans off their seats.
Diamanti will line-up for Western United at 6.00 PM this Sunday, October 27 against Melbourne City at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong.
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