The future is bright for Italy as we approach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil under the tutelage of Cesare Prandelli.
Mario Balotelli owned Euro 2012, but there is a new kid on the block, Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy.
Il Faraone is the current capocannoniere of Serie A, and he is getting Azzurri fans very excited at the prospect of sparking a partnership with Super Mario.
The enigmatic Manchester City striker has never hidden his allegiance to Milan and the Rossoneri dream of linking him up with their new hero, El Shaarawy.
Here are five reasons why it would be great news for everybody involved, including the national side.