Chennaiyin signs Italian duo

34-year-old Succi joins Chennaiyin after the end of his contract with Italian Serie B outfit Cesena while 31-year-old Peluso has signed from Italian Serie D club Altovicentino.

Marco Materazzi is happy with the new signings.   -  R. Ragu

Indian Super League champion, Chennaiyin FC, has roped in Italian forwards Davide Succi and Maurizio Peluso for the coming season.

34-year-old Succi joins Chennaiyin after the end of his contract with Italian Serie B outfit Cesena while 31-year-old Peluso has signed from Italian Serie D club Altovicentino.

Succi started his career at Chievo and played for several lower tier sides on loan, before a permanent switch to Serie B outfit Ravenna and. His fine form at Ravenna earned him a move to Palermo in 2008 and he scored six goals in the Serie A season.

Succi spent four years with Palermo which also included loan spells at Bologna and Padova. In 2012 Succi moved to Serie B outfit Cesena and spent four seasons there and was part of the side that secured a promotion to the Serie A in 2014.

Peluso has spent his entire career in the lower divisions of Italy with his most recent spell coming at Altovicentino in the Serie D. He scored 31 goals in 59 appearances for Altovicentino in the last two campaigns and can also play on the wings or as a second striker.

“We are very happy to have signed Succi and Peluso. Succi’s class and experience and Peluso’s quality and versatility will be very important for our title defence,” Chennaiyin manager Marco Materazzi said.



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