Sava to be a hit

Wednesday 12 June 2002

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata coach Carlos Ramaciotti has tipped striker Sava Facunda to set the Premiership alight next term following his move to the London club.

Argentinian centre-forward Sava joined Fulham on a four-year contract in May having notched 12 goals for Gimnasia last season as they finished runners-up to River Plate in the Torneo Clausura.

Despite having spent all his career to date playing in Argentina, Ramaciotti is adamant his former star will make a big impact in England.

"I am sure that Sava is going to be successful in England because they play in a way that he is used to," he told "As everyone knows, he is excellent on the ball, has a great shot and is good in the air.

"I even think that Gimnasia plays more like an English team than a Latin one, so he will not have any problem in adapting immediately."