Catanzaro, hot phones to complete the staff


By John

Hot phones to complete the team. Negotiations for two defenders and a midfielder are going on indefinitely in the hope of unraveling – as soon as possible – all the knots that remain on the tables.
Filippo Scaglia, Dimitrios Keramitsis and Matteo Stoppa: the names followed by sporting director Giuseppe Magalini are always the same. Vincenzo Vivarini is waiting for the latest reinforcements to present himself at the starting line with all the arrows in his bow: Cremonese is looming, now there are only two days left until their debut in the league, restart in Serie B after seventeen years. And the much that has been done on the market so far needs further additions.
Scaglia, a seasoned centre-back who can leave Como, has become a target after Szyminski hasn’t been heard from since. The operation with the thirty-one year old who grew up in Turin is complicated, the person concerned – at least so far – hasn’t been particularly stimulated by the opportunity offered to him by the Giallorossi. Who continue the courtship with the idea of ​​convincing him to include an item in the back packet from almost one hundred and seventy matches among the cadets. Scaglia would be the ideal complement in terms of characteristics (physical, experience, technical) in a department where the veterans Brighenti and Scaglia are the only guides for the youngsters who arrived this summer (Krastev and Veroli). The green line will also be strengthened with another piece: the club’s intentions should be Dimitrios Keramitsis, a nineteen-year-old Greek with a Roma licensee, of whom he was the pivot of the Primavera with some appearances (as an aggregate) in the first team.
The Greek is one of the defenders sought by Magalini since June. In these two months, the Eagles’ man-market has never let go, but even Roma have not moved from the initial request for a definitive transfer and with a percentage on future resale, which seems to be the main problem even now. It wouldn’t be something insurmountable, in the button rooms of via Da Fiore there is a pinch of trust for the success of the deal, even if the impasse has not been resolved up to now.
As for the midfielder, Stoppa from Sampdoria is the most popular profile if we consider the Dorian foreclosure on the sale of Delle Monache. Stoppa only played in the Coppa Italia in extra time (while his partner did so for almost the entire match), so Pirlo could also endorse his transfer to lighten an oversized squad of over thirty players. However, Catanzaro is in no hurry for the outside: Brignola, Vandeputte and D’Andrea guarantee adequate coverage.
News bulletin. The preparation for the match against Cremonese has come alive. Yesterday afternoon the team trained in Giovino. Vivarini’s doubts concern Iemmello: the attacker has shown progress (he is recovering from a sprained left ankle), he participated in the entire work session with the rest of the group. The captain seems to be able to recover, but the question mark will be resolved only before leaving for Lombardy.