Kewell: Mauk reminds me of Totti


Caltex Socceroo legend Harry Kewell says he’s reminded of the Roma and Italy great Francesco Totti when watching Adelaide United star Stefan Mauk, who he hopes will move to a European club soon.

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Mauk, 20, has starred for Guillermo Amor’s men since making the switch from Melbourne City in January.

The midfielder and Kewell were together at the Melbourne club and the Caltex Socceroo great has high hopes for the Olyroo and NAB Young Footballer of the Year nominee. 

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Kewell, now coach of Watford’s Under-21s, told Omnisport that Mauk should make a European move in the near future.

“I’d like to see Stefan over here,” said Kewell, who will be speaking at a Football Federation Victoria lunch as well as conducting 10 masterclasses around Melbourne in early May.

Adelaide United's Stefan Mauk in action against Melbourne Victory.

“When I had him at Melbourne Heart at the time, I thought he was an exceptional young player. I don’t think he got a good chance at Melbourne, especially even when I was there.

“He’s got a great work ethic, he’s very good on the ball.

“He actually kind of reminds me of – I know people have visions of players – a young Francesco Totti kind of player. I think that’s what he can become.

“I actually do believe he should get himself over into Europe.”

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