Serie A giants Roma have moved to confirm they are watching River Plate defender German Pezzella.
The Giallorossi are looking to further reinforce their back line in the summer transfer window, and has been linked with a number of talented defenders.
Among those is River Plate youngster German Pezzella, who has caught the attention of the Giallorossi at the 2011 South American Championship in Peru.
Club scout Barend Krausz has revealed that Pezzella is one of the South American players Roma are showing interest in.
“At this stage of the year we start to watch players in South America,” Krausz explained to Sky Sports Italia.
“But the most popular name on our list is German Pezzella.”
German Pezzella arrived at River Plate as a youngster from Olimpo and has initially struggled to break into the first team set-up.
He, nonetheless, managed to make 10 league appearances this season, scoring one goal in the process.
Pezzella made a name for himself in 2011, when he represented Argentina at the Under-20 South American Championship, Under-20 World Cup and Pan American Games.