Roberto Maximilian Pereyra
Roberto Pereyra is an exciting midfielder with blistering pace and is often seen darting into the final third to support the Bianconeri’s frontmen.
Even though Pereyra is a winger by trade, he demonstrates impressive versatility and has been deployed in a range of attacking, as well as defensive, berths.
The Argentine’s professional career began in 2009 when he made his River Plate debut in his country’s Primera Division against Huracan at the age of 18.
Pereyra swapped continents and joined Udinese at the beginning of the 2011/12 league campaign. His glowing displays during his three years at the Stadio Friuli saw him contribute eight goals and seven assists in 74 appearances.
After arriving in Turin last summer, the 24-year-old enjoyed a fine debut season for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, netting six times and providing four assists in all competitions, as he also picked up his first silverware in the form of a Scudetto and Coppa Italia, adding the 2015 Super Cup in August.
It was also a breakthrough year for the versatile winger on the international front, making his debut for Argentina’s first-team in October 2014 and has won a total eight caps for the Albiceleste, including a pair of appearances in the 2015 Copa America.
Pereyra is predominantly right-footed but is equally adept with his left. Keen viewers of Serie A will have witnessed his specialist crossing skills and ability to dribble past opposition players with ease.