Bologna youth chief Giancarlo Marocchi is confident of supplying the first team with quality players in the coming seasons.

Marocchi wants to build on the success of the club's youth system, which is already producing senior players.

"Since I arrived at the youth organization, I reiterated the objective of bringing players from our system into the first team, managing to reach the figure of 20 per cent of the squad.

"Right now we are at 12-13%, or three to four players are from the youth sector. It is all thanks to us: First, kids should be good, just so our coaches have more tools to work with and help them grow in the best way possible."