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Brescia president Corioni beams: Did West Ham dump new Baggio?

Brescia president Gino Corioni has no problem likening Alessandro Diamanti to Roberto Baggio.

Former Juventus and AC Milan star Baggio played out his final years with Brescia.

And on former West Ham United midfielder Diamanti, Corioni enthused to calciomercato.com: "As far as technical quality, the comparison is there, but this comparison must be proven over time.

"Technically Diamanti is an extraordinary player. I'm not saying that he is worth a Baggio, because he will never have the same career, Baggio between 18 and 26 years has done extraordinary things and joined us afterwards, while Diamanti is 27 years old and has been playing at high levels only for a couple of years.

"He himself told me that, up to 25 years, he considered football only as fun and not as a profession. In any case, I wonder if over the next six months to a year Diamanti will approach even closer the level of Baggio."

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