Empoli star Sebastian Giovinco has welcomed comparisons with Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola.

On-loan from Juventus, Giovinco said: "I have heard from several parties that I have been compared with Gianfranco Zola. For me, it is obviously a true pleasure and it would be fantastic to be able to become a great champion like him.

"My idol? Since I was small I was fascinated by No10s, but there is not anyone in particular.

"Regarding my future, I will focus on championship, keeping Empoli up, then I hope I can return to Juventus."