TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Sampdoria goalkeeper Emilio Audero Mulyadi is the main target for Indonesian national team coach Shin Tae-yong to be naturalized. PSSI Executive Committee (Exco PSSI) member Hasani Abdulghani said there would be a meeting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 with Emilio to discuss this.
“Tomorrow night in Europe or Thursday morning in Indonesia, our colleagues (agents) already have dinner arrangements with the manager and players that coach Shin Tae Yong is interested in. Which of Emil Audero Mulyadi and Jordy Wehrmann is the 4th descendant of the national team?” Hasani wrote on his Instagram account.
Of the two names, only one player will be chosen. Hasani said the meeting on Wednesday night will determine whether Emilio is willing or not.
“So tomorrow is the deadline. Yesterday we had doubts about whether Emilio wanted to or not. Instead of going back and forth, Jordy made a backup. So if Emilio wants, Jordy hasn’t done it yet,” Hasani said when contacted by Tempo, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. .
According to Hasani, Emilio is Shin Tae-yong’s top choice. He refuses to reveal why Shin Tae-yong is after Emilio. Hasani added that all the players on the naturalization list were entirely from Shin.
“The discussion process between my agent and Emilio’s agent was two weeks ago. So at the meeting, it’s just a matter of making sure whether Emilio wants to or not. If so, we will continue, if not, we will move to Jordy,” Hasani said.
Emilio Audero is a footballer who currently plays for Italian League or Serie A club Sampdoria. He was born in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara on January 18, 1997. His father is an Indonesian native named Edy Mulyadi. While his mother is from Italy, Antonella Audero
The 25-year-old goalkeeper joined the Juventus academy at the age of 11. Emilio was then promoted to Juventus senior when called up by Massimiliano Allegri on 30 November 2014.
Emilio had loaned spells to Venice (2017-2018) and Sampdoria (2018-2019). Then Sampdoria bought him permanently in 2019 for a transfer value of 20 million Euros. In September 2017, Emilio made his debut with the Italy U-21 national team and won 4-1 against Slovenia.
Before Emilio, there were already three names that were undergoing the naturalization process. They are, Sandy Walsh, Jordi Amat, and Shayen Pattynama. Hasani revealed that the naturalization process of the three names had been completed at PSSI and would soon be submitted to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
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