Catanzaro looks ahead: strikers Gliozzi and Moncini are in their sights


By John

Catanzaro’s watchful eye also points towards an oversized center forward. There isn’t only second striker Gigi Canotto on sporting director Magalini’s list of interests. In the last few hours, the club has probed and asked for information on a couple of weight forwards: they are Ettore Gliozzi and Gabriele Moncini. Looking at the characteristics of Iemmello, Biasci, Curcio and Ambrosino, what is missing in the squad is precisely an advanced weight reference, a profile completely absent since Cianci left when his contract expired at the end of June. It wouldn’t hurt Vivarini to have someone like Cianci, even if he’s more technical and more used to talking to the team.
Gliozzi and Moncini they are anything but simple targets to intercept, but this does not mean that Catanzaro cannot try. For the first, from Calabria from Siderno, a survey was carried out with Pisa, owner of the player’s card who is in any case outgoing. Bari with Gliozzi started contacts a lifetime ago, he has an enormous advantage over the Giallorossi, but he hasn’t closed the deal yet. Last year the 27-year-old reached double figures with the Tuscans, the previous year he had come close to Como (nine goals), while in the season even earlier, with Cosenza, he had scored seven times. Between the second and third series, Gliozzi toured Italy after spending time in the youth sectors of Sassuolo and Napoli: Forlì, Sudtirol, Cesena, Padova, Siena where he experienced the most prolific year in 2018-19, then Monza in championship interrupted by Covid.
For Moncini information would have been requested from Benevento. Also twenty-seven years old, Tuscan from Pistoia, the attacker is too big a profile for the C and will leave the Samnites. Also in his case, the advantage belongs to others: Spezia and Reggiana have been following him for some time, plus the Campania players would ask for a good amount (more than half a million euros). He’s back from his loan spell at Spal: despite the Ferrara disaster, Moncini left his mark with nine goals in thirty-two games. His best season in terms of scoring in B was the second, in 2018-19, when he shone in Cittadella by hitting the target fifteen times in twenty-two games between the championship and the playoffs. Raised in Cesena, with which he made his debut in B, Moncini moved from Prato (in C), a first time from Spal (in A), then to Benevento both among the cadets and in the top flight.
The recovery. This afternoon, meanwhile, the team meets in Giovino (5.30 pm) for the first training session in the city after the withdrawal in Cascia. Tomorrow will already be the eve of the Coppa Italia. Biasci should be regularly available for the match against Foggia on Saturday.