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Player to Watch: Simone Scuffet

by Fake Eric Cantona
Mar 28, 2014 4:58 PM EDT



17 year old Simone Scuffet has been building momentum. Since taking over the goal tending duties at Udinese. He has been likened to Buffon already. At 17 Buffon debuted for Parma, and has since become the best in Italy. Filling the cleats of Buffon is nearly impossible. Buffon played for Italy in 1998, when he was 18.

Since taking over the starting goalkeeper role, Scuffet has created the hype that surrounds him, with excellent displays of instinct and reflexes.



Check out his parry at 45 seconds. Check out his parry at 57 seconds!

At 17, he still has a lot of developing to do. Being likened to Buffon will only make things more difficult for him. And currently, Scuffet would not register on the list of goaltenders heading to Brazil this summer, as Italy boasts a deep talent at the goaltender position. But so far, he has warranted recognition. And maybe in 4 years he will play the next world cup. Keep an eye out for Scuffet, especially over the summer, as certain big spending teams may seek to improve their defensive units.