| Rome, Italy|
| (1993-08-03) 3 August 1993 (age 22)|
U.S. Sassuolo Calcio (#16 / Forward)
Matteo Politano Wikipedia
Matteo Politano (born 3 August 1993) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Sassuolo.
Politano is a youth product of A.S. Roma, with whome he won the 2010 "Allievi" U17 league, as well as the 2011 Campionato Nazionale Primavera and the 2012 Coppa Italia Primavera. He was the sixth highest scorer of Roma's youth squad in the 2011–12 season (7 goals), behind Junior Tallo, Nicolás López, Gianluca Leonardi, Federico Viviani and Giammario Piscitella. In July 2012, Politano was loaned to Perugia. He made his professional debut in the Coppa Italia. Politano was the starting forward in the 2012–13 Lega Pro Prima Divisione, with 3 goals in first 5 league matches in September.
On 30 June 2013, Pescara signed Politano (€500,000) and Piscitella (€1.5 million) as part of the deal that Caprari returned to Roma (€2 million) ; however, Caprari returned to Pescara again (€1.5 million) for Piscitella (€1.5 million) in January 2014.
On 27 June 2015, Roma bought back Politano for €601,000, with Caprari moving to Pescara outright for €125,000.
On 2 July 2015, Serie A club Sassuolo signed Politano in a temporary deal with an option to purchase. In June 2016, Sassuolo excised the option.
Politano received his first Italy U19 call-up against Italy U20 "C" in December 2011, he then played 2 times in the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship elite qualification (as a sub for Elio De Silvestro) and two friendlies before the elite round.
On 5 November 2016, Politano was called up to the senior squad for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Liechtenstein and a friendly match against Germany.