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Napoli youngster Amadou Diawara reveals his football idol

Napoli youngster Amadou Diawara reveals his football idol

Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara has revealed that Manchester City star Yaya Toure is his football idol.

Diawara has impressed since joining Napoli from Bologna in 2016, with the 20-year-old widely seen as a very exciting prospect for the future.

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As reported by Football Italia, Diawara said: “My football idol is Yaya Toure, as I like his quality and vision.

“I tend to get excited by big games, like starting against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, but I am also very relaxed, because I enjoy that type of match.”

Yaya Toure has made 300 appearances for Manchester City.

While Toure has been on the periphery of proceedings for City so far this season, Guinea international Diawara has been heavily involved for Napoli as he has played seven times across all competitions.

Very composed in possession, Diawara has been successful with 93 per cent of the passes that he has attempted in Serie A so far this season, while he has created three chances.

Diawara will hope to help Napoli to Serie A glory this season, with Maurizio Sarri’s team currently top of the table, two points ahead of their closest challengers Juventus.

Having commenced his senior career at San Marino Calcio, Diawara joined Bologna in 2015 before catching the attention of Napoli.

Amadou Diawara has an average pass length of 14m in Serie A this season

Amadou Diawara

Yaya Toure

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