Reggina's schoolboy team have had an open letter to Vincenzo Camilleri published following the youngster's move to Chelsea this week.
The 15-year-old was expected to sign a full contract with the Amaranto later this year, but he has caused controversy by holding talks with Chelsea instead.
"Over these last three years we have shared everything - the accommodation, the trips to school, the canteen, the joy of a victory and the anger at defeat, the training and the shouts of Coach Pierantonio Tortelli.
"Our friendship was born on the pitch and continued within the walls of the St Agata sports centre, which was our house.
"Do you remember when you got picked for the Coppa Italia game against Inter?
"You were so happy and we felt the same for you.
"On Sunday we won against Lecce. We spoke so many times about how we thought it would be difficult to beat the leaders, but we did it. We were so happy, but like everything else it would have been better with you there."