Not even a coronavirus pandemic can slow down the wheels of the rumor mill, sadly, so today’s poll is concerned with player movements. Specifically, it’s all about Fiorentina captain Germán Pezzella and how badly Napoli want to buy him, according to the quite-reliable Fabrizio Romano.
Apparently Partenopei DS Fabrizio Giuntoli has his heart set on the Argentina international and is prepared to throw everything he’s got at the deal. On the face of it, it seems like a weird move, what with all-world defender Kalidou Koulibaly joined by the excellent Kostas Manolas this past summer in a €34 million move from AS Roma. Nikola Maksimović, Sebastiano Luperto, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo form a competent group of backups. Adding a player of Pezzella’s stature makes very little sense.
There’s also the fact that Viola owner Rocco Commisso has shown a powerfully strong grip on his top players, somehow repelling every offer for Federico Chiesa this summer while also locking up young talents like Riccardo Sottil and Luca Ranieri (and soon Gaetano Castrovilli) to long-term contracts. While Pezze isn’t as emblematic of the club as Fede, you’d best believe that Commisso isn’t going to let his captain leave for anything less than the Cattedrale di San Gennaro, the Palazzo Riale ‘e Napuale, and exclusive rights to the Capri ferries.
So what do you think, fellow sports fans? Under what circumstances would you let Pezzella move to Naples
This poll is closed
Giuntoli swaps Pezzella for Lorenzo Insigne, Allan, Manolas, and Fabián Ruiz before ripping off his suit to reveal a Viola jersey and returning to Tuscany as a hero
After Manchester United spends literally €300 million on Koulibaly, Napoli sends, oh, let’s say about a sixth of that to Florence
Let’s be realistic. Germán turns 29 this summer and it’s time to cash in on him. Anything over €20 million is at least worth listening to
Nope. Just nope.
Here’s your weekend thread to discuss whatever’s on your mind. Stay loose. (Also, my apologies for how late this is going up; we had some technical issues on the back end that didn’t get resolved until late.)