Montreal’s Alessandro Riggi is leaving Canada and the Montreal Impact’s Academy over the weekend to start the European chapter of his career.
Riggi’s agent, Edmund Chu confirmed to CSN’s SoccerPlus that his client will join an Italian club in the next few days.
SoccerPlus has also learned Riggi could be joining the youth side of Serie B club Sampdoria, which first team is battling to return to Serie A after a one-year stint in the second flight.
Riggi, 17 years old, scored the winning goal for the Laval Conquerants in the final of the U16 Canadian Club Championship in 2009. He also won the Canada Games gold medal and a silver medal at the Canadian All-Stars Championship in 2009.
On April 4, Riggi scored the Impact Academy’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie against the Rochester Rhinos (USLPRO, D3) in a friendly in Rochester.