Is always hunt for defenders: the week leading up to the championship started as the previous one ended. It is the priority of Catanzaro after the elimination cashed byUdinese in the Italian Cup he underlined some positive certainties (the identity of the game, the qualities in the middle, the personality of the team), a contingent gap (the shortage of forwards caused by injuries) and a structural one, that is precisely the lack of central defenders.
On the expert element to be included in the department, the club has been on the move for a long time. He had almost made it to Szyminski of Frosinone, however the Pole did not give a concrete follow up to the agreement between the two clubs, consequently the attention was diverted towards other objectives. The main one, at least so far, is Philip Scaglialast two seasons in Como.
The thirty-one-year-old remained on the bench for the entire Coppa dei lariani match in Lecce on Sunday, he knows that he will have little space in Lombardy (where two new centre-backs have arrived), but this has not triggered a substantial opening towards the Eagles, who have Como’s authorization to negotiate, but they have to keep working to try to convince the player. Should they not succeed, there is no shortage of alternatives, from Riccardo Gagliolo from Reggina, a long-standing interest, to Massimiliano Mangraviti from Brescia. The other central defender will be under and could be – also in this case – a name associated with Catanzaro for a couple of months now: he is Dimitrios Keramitsis, last year’s strong point of Roma Primavera. The Greek is the biggest object of the wishes of the ds Magalini, the discussion with Rome is set up, but the nodes all remain there to complicate an operation that is not impossible, but not simple either. Yesterday afternoon, in Giovino, the group resumed training after two days of rest. Iemmello played a practice match with his team mates, then followed a different workload. The captain can still recover for the trip to Cremona.
After three seasons as leader, 91 matches and five goals (a couple of very heavy ones), Pasquale Fazio moved permanently to Monopoli: «I arrived on tiptoe and you welcomed me like a son, they were three intense years in which I gave all of myself to achieve an important goal. Seeing this city explode made me proud. Now, albeit reluctantly, the time has come to separate us, but only physically because my heart remains here,” wrote the defender on Instagram. Riccardo Gatti, who has an agreement with Albinoleffe, is also close to saying goodbye.