League One sides Portsmouth and Charlton Athletic are both considering moves for former Tottenham Hotspur player Giancarlo Gallifuoco, according to HITC Sport.

Versatile Australian player Giancarlo Gallifuoco could be allowed to leave Italian Serie C side FC Rieti as financial problems mount for the Italia club.

League One sides Portsmouth and Charlton are among a host of clubs to be looking to bring in the Australian Youth international after just half a season with FC Rieti. In their chase for Serie B promotion, Rieti have run into financial problems, and may be forced into selling some of their star players to raise funds, and Gallifuoco is one of the players being linked with a move away.

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A selection of Serie B clubs have been linked with moves for the Australian defender, as well as some Serie A clubs.

The defender can play in a variety of positions, also filling in at right back and centre midfield on several occasions. Gallifuoco has represented the Australian National team at three levels, playing for the Under-17s, Under-20s and Under-23s.

After starting his youth career at Sutherland Sharks, NSWIS and AIS – three football academies based in Australia – the 24-year-old moved to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, where he spent two years in the academy. After leaving the Spurs academy in 2014, Gallifuoco moved to Swansea City, where he only lasted a year before moving back to Australia with Melbourne Victory.

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However, he only lasted one season in his native, moving back to England to play for National League side Torquay United, before moving onto Dover Athletic a year later.


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