Salcedo Mora, the great talent
He will turn 16 years old on October 1st. Eddy Anthony Salcedo Mora, born in Genoa by Colombian parents and is defined as “a classic South American style forward.” Born in the district of Sestri Ponenti, a couple kilometers from Pellegri’s home, he grew up with Pietro with whom Salcedo played together this year in the semifinals against Milan in which they lost in extra time.
Eddy is just the latest golden boy in a youth sector led by Michele Sbravati, who has been raising talents and have them ready for professional football from Perin to Lamanna, Mandragora to Ragusa, Cofie to Sturaro, to name the last few. He arrived in Genoa in 2011 when he was 10 years old from Pulcini della Polisportiva Merlino 8 Marzo, an amateur football school in Sestri Ponente. Anthony is a forward who has been appreciated over the years by his flexibility on the offensive front, being able to cover all the roles of the attack from first or second forward to even as winger.
Not only that, Salcedo, in addition to an excellent sense of scoring goals and great athletic qualities, is a playmaker on the field, a player with flair and fanciness but always disciplined. Pellegri and he are the most prominent figures of the Genoa academy which has other young talents that are ready to repeat their success.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport