This week’s round-up of budding Bianconeri talents out on loan goes continental with a focus on four players plying their trade across Europe.
First up is Gabriel Appelt, who is currently on the books at Spanish second division outfit Leganes. The 23-year-old midfielder struck a powerful, low drive in the 66th minute to help his side beat Lugo away from home – a result that sees second-placed Leganes stay hot on the heels of league leaders Alaves, who they will face in a top-of-the-table clash this Sunday.
Moving north to the Netherlands, Vykintas Slivka was the man responsible for triggering a fine fightback by Den Bosch in their second division outing with Eindhoven. The Lithuanian midfielder exhibited excellent technique in bringing the ball down on his chest before unleashing with venom inches under the crossbar. The goal levelled proceedings on the afternoon and sparked a further two strikes from the hosts to eventually overcome fourth-placed Eindhoven with a highly creditable 3-1 victory.
Just south of the border with Belgium, Mame Thiam was up to his usual tricks in the colours of Pro League outfit Zulte Waregem. The Senegalese winger notched his ninth goal of the campaign in a 3-2 reverse at Mechelen, which sees Francky Dury’s team stay seventh in the division.
Back on Italian soil, meanwhile, Davide Cais was on the mark for Lega Pro Girone B side Carrarese. The match against regional rivals Arezzo may have taken place in Tuscany, but the 22-year-old’s goal was well and truly made in Turin, with fellow Bianconero loanee Michele Cavion providing the assist. Cais’ 81st minute intervention had looked destined to give fifth-placed Carrarese a valuable three points, but the visitors would snatch an equaliser only four minutes later.