Cloudy future for the two Uruguayans of Cagliari and painful notes from Mallorca In front of Cragno few certainties, so far only Strootman and Marin convince
CAGLIARI. Six days in the Italian Cup, two weeks in the championship. And a grain in the house that has not been remembered since time immemorial. For Nandez, after failing to leave for Spain to play the friendly against Mallorca, the inevitable club measures are on the way. Oh well, I’m just about to leave, the Leon might think to himself. The problem is that – it is not known whether it is truth or misdirection from the market – Inter for the replacement of Hakimi would be thinking more of the Dutch Dumfries, Raiola team, than of him. Moral of the story: that Nandez is now leaving is almost a fact, but if Inter were to step aside, they would have to start over with a new buyer. Extending the times of forced coexistence after the tear.
Today the first question mark: will Nandez be present when training resumes? The question of the Uruguayan involves a fundamental problem: a team like Cagliari, if it does not collect well from a good investment or a won bet, how does it go on? For this Giulini of the loan (solution proposed by Inter) does not even want to start talking. Unless perhaps you can set a substantial amount for the mandatory redemption at the end of next season.
We need guarantees. Also because then it is not that Inter are building a team for an exciting season: the risk of a championship not up to the last one is all there. And with that there is also the danger of lowering the value of the players in the squad on the market. Ergo, Cagliari does not agree to the loan without the obligation to redeem a single figure if not equal to at least the 36 million release clause. But can Inter afford it?
Other unresolved situations also weigh on the group. Godin, for example: yesterday, called up, he did not play. When Ceppitelli left, Altare entered. A sign that for the moment we have not yet taken a step forward. Also in the direction of a possible review of that contract that Cagliari – in Capozucca’s words – can no longer afford. Other issues to be defined: the possible return of Nainggolan and the possible departures of Simeon and also of Lykogiannis. At the moment Semplici is dealing with what he has. From what we have seen in the last two friendlies in Germany and Spain, Cagliari is a team that suffers a lot in defense (and has the men really counted waiting for the Godin question to be defined) and that pulls little. Well in midfield Strootman and Marin, but even here there are no replacements. Or they are too few: «We have received good indications – said Semplici yesterday at the end of the race – we can see that we are growing physically and also the understanding between the boys and the departments is improving. The team satisfied me, it is clear that we need to work in view of the first official appointment in the Italian Cup but we are proceeding together according to the programs and concepts on which we focus from the first day of preparation. The guys are getting what I want, there is always a greater feeling and we are growing from an athletic point of view which is obviously very important ».