At home they call it El Ruso, but to understand that Santiago Ascacíbar is Argentine just take a look at his right calf. Here is a huge tattoo of the idol Maradona, who at the time also thanked him publicly for his homage. Yet Ascacíbar is not a diez. Indeed, he is the halfback, so much so that one of his former coaches called him “the new Mascherano”. He arrived at Cremonese on loan from Herta, where he made 31 appearances last year. The first of a long series in A.

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