The Juventus striker is currently weighing up his options and Maldini says: âThis kind of thing happens in sport all over the world and in lots of other countries.
âSome of our international rivals, such as France, Holland, Spain and Germany - not to mention African nations - have used players with dual nationality for ages, so why shouldn't we pick Amauri?
âFrance won the World Cup in 1998, while Spain and Holland both won the European Championship in recent history.
âWe mustn't forget that we lifted the World Cup in 2006 with Mauro Camoranesi in the team.
âI think it would be great for Amauri to play for us and that he would be a valuable addition to the squad.â