From the Bundesliga to the blue, Grifo Italian Germany

Italian in the name, of German birth. His name is Vincenzo Grifo is the last novelty of the technical commissioner of the Italian National team, Roberto Mancini today, with the squad of 27 players in the match of Nations League with Portugal’s friendly with the United States, has launched in the galaxy blue the midfielder of Hoffenheim, team of Bundesliga play this year in the Champions league. One of the Italian national team “would be the biggest dream – he had said a few years ago Grifo, outside midfielder with a strong offensive – I hope that sooner or later can make it happen” and on that day for the player born in Pforzheim 25 years ago and a native of Naro (province of Agrigento) has truly come. Grifo grows from football in the team of his native city, before moving in July 2011 to Karlsruhe, the club of the second German division.

In July 2012 passing parameter to zero at Hoffenheim, which places it initially in the squad of the second team, which played the Regionalliga Südwest. On 19 October 2012 made his Bundesliga debut in the match Hoffenheim-the Club Fürth (3-2), replacing in the second time, Takashi Usami. A few days after renewing his contract until 2016. In the first season collects 12 appearances in the Bundesliga (for the most part, taking over during the race) and 13 appearances, season by 5 goals in the Regionalliga. In the summer of 2013 is placed in the first team and wears the shirt number 32.

2 June 2015, goes officially to 1.5 million euro to the Freiburg. In his first season with the Freiburg scored 14 goals and is promoted into the Bundesliga, a competition in the next year, scored 6 networks. On the 28th of may 2017 is purchased from Borussia Mönchengladbach, who signed a four-year contract. After one season spent with the League, 11 June 2018 to return to Hoffenheim.

The blue is not a novelty for Grifo, who has already played with the Under-20 and Under-21: 6 September 2013 he made his debut with the jersey of the representative of the Italian National Under-20 led by Alberigo Evani and also goes to the mark with a goal in the friendly match played against Switzerland and campaign in a 3-3 draw. On October 3, 2013 will get the first call up to the Under-21 by head coach Luigi Di Biagio for the match of the European qualifying 2015 14 October against Belgium.

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