Emanuele Giaccherini one of the best: Paolo Di Canio

The 28-year-old has earned lavish praise from fellow a Italian and his current coach at Sunderland.

updated: July 23, 2013 10:18 IST
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Hong Kong: Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has lavished praise on new signing Emanuele Giaccherini, calling him one of the best players in Europe.

The Italian international, who can play as a wing-back, winger, deep-lying forward or attacking midfielder, moved to Sunderland last week from Juventus for 6.5 million pounds (7.5 million euros, $10 million).

Speaking ahead of the 28-year-old's likely debut, against Spurs on Wednesday in Hong Kong, fellow Italian Di Canio said: "In my opinion he's one of the best players in Europe to suit my system.

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