Pescara to sign Cristante

Serie A

Benfica midfielder Bryan Cristante is reportedly set to undergo a medical with newly-promoted Pescara on Monday.

The midfielder has been with the Portuguese giants since 2014 but has struggled for game-time after making just seven appearances, while he spent the second half of last term on-loan with Palmero.

The Italy under-21 international is expected to return to Italy for another loan move as Benfica are reluctant to allow him to leave permanently.

Cristante is likely to get the experience required with the newly-promoted side and knows Serie A well having made his way up through the academy with AC Milan.

Reports claim that Cristante will arrive in his homeland on Monday to complete a medical ahead of finalising the deal.

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