Francesco Camarda, the fifteen-year-old striker of Milan’s Primavera, is the youngest ever to make his debut in Serie A. He did it in the 83rd minute of Milan-Fiorentina. Camarda was called up due to the absences of Leao and Giroud, to which this morning was added yet another tile on the injury front: Noah Okafor suffered an injury to his right hamstring in the third match in which he was fielded by his national team and the His condition will be re-evaluated in a week. The striker who was therefore supposed to replace Oliver Giroud, suspended on Saturday evening against Fiorentina, will be absent. And so, room for Camarda.
To bring him to the bench, the Rossoneri had to ask for an exemption from the FIGC, given that on paper fifteen-year-olds (and those under fifteen) can only play in this type of event with an authorisation. Francesco was born in Milan in 2008, with Sicilian blood in his veins: his grandparents are in fact originally from San Cataldo. He plays in the Primavera despite being 3 or even 4 years younger than his teammates. Camarda’s journey seems more and more like just the beginning of a journey that seems like that of a predestined one. Milan are holding on to him. The champion of tomorrow is “homemade”.