Reggina is preparing to wrap the first gifts. Malara returns from under, Laaribi arrives from Lega Pro


By John

Given the field situation to be resolved, for which signals are expected from the Metropolitan City regarding the management of Sant’Agata, the club continues to work in view of the next season. The feeling is that this week could slip away without official shockson all fronts, paving the way for the next one when much of what has been said could have formal trappings.

We start from the definition of the organizational chart with Giuseppe Praticò who should move from club manager to general manager, a position left by owner Nino Ballarino. The choice is probably dictated by the desire to expand the number of managers who can be a point of reference for the team even in everyday life, especially after Pellegrino’s resignation.

Just as we are waiting to hear the first words as coach of Rosario Pergolizzi’s Reggina. Those will also arrive after June 30th.

As well as the official announcements of the first new purchases. The club is working silently with the aim of setting up a competitive team capable of winning the championship. It can be said that the negotiations to bring Riccardo Malara back to Reggio Calabria, who will be released from Vibonese upon expiry of his contract, are practically in the final stages. An underclassman born in 2005 will thus be made available to Pergolizzi, but with a championship as a protagonist in Serie D behind him.
Also one step away from the amaranths is Mohamed Laaribi, a midfielder born in 1993 which in recent years has been stable especially in Serie C. He divided the last season between Potenza and Virtus Francavilla. Equipped with an excellent right foot, he is remembered for a great goal from a free kick in a Reggina-Rende match that ended 0-3. Native of Agadir, the Italian-Moroccan has lived in the Ionian area of ​​Reggio since he was a child. He was on the pitch, among other things, in the historic Roccella-Reggio Calabria match that ended 3-1 in 2015. He was one of the best on the pitch and, at the end match, a post on Facebook went around the web in which he revealed that as a child he wore the shirt of Kallon, the amaranth center forward in the first season of Serie A. And it is probable that everything had a bearing both in the choice of the club and in that of the footballer. Laaribi is in fact in the sights of several Serie C and especially high-level Serie D clubs, but the idea of ​​wearing the Reggina shirt would seem to have a decidedly superior appeal to all other prospects.