Talking about Agard, he was not at the training camp today and all his teamates say he’s going to Leeds.
His agent confirmed me the closing of the deal providing other details: Bellusci arrives from Catania on loan and Leeds has the right to buy him next year.
Strong player, able in marking, Bellusci has 6 caps in Italy Under 21 national team and 6 seasons played in Serie A.
Tomorrow he will be at Leeds to sign the contract.
Curt denial from Leeds United director Nicola Salerno about the forthcoming rumored hiring of the Italian striker Robert Acquafresca from Bologna FC.
When I asked him if it was true that Robert was close to come to Ellan Road mister Salerno answered to me with a dry “No”.
We have just to wait the next episode of this soap opera.
Zan Benedicic, born 1995 in Kranj (Slovenia), attacking midfielder full of fantasy, can be considered a new Leeds player.
He will arrive on loan from AC Milan. With the team coached by Filippo Inzaghi Benedicic is in the USA for the Guinnes Cup.
He himself confirms:
“We are waiting all the documents and the last confirmations, then I will sign. I am at one step to become a Leeds player”.
How do you consider this opportunity?
“Very good to me. They wanted me intensely and I always liked English football”.
What’s your personal purpose at Leeds?
“To achieve a place in the starting eleven”
Not bad for a player not yet 19 years old. A great talent, by the way.
Leeds United new President, Massimo Cellino, and Sports Director, Nicola Salerno are planning the new squad for 2014-15 season.
And, like the owner and the management, the team will mostly speak Italian.
Almost done the deal with the goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, born 1991, from Cagliari and the midfielder Tommaso Bianchi, last season with Modena in Serie B: they both will sign a 3-years contract.
For the striker, the first target seemed to be Leonardo Pavoletti, 20 goals with Varese last season, but he is close to sign for Genoa: now the new name is Matteo Mancosu from Trapani; in second line Mirco Antenucci, for whom Leeds has to compete with Japanes side of Tokyo F.C. trained by the Italian coach Massimo Ficcadenti. Daniele Cacia is still a good name.
In the midfield a name very hot is Marco Crimi, who played a great year with Latina.
There other two names from Cagliari that could follow their former President and Director in England: Dario Del Fabro, defender born in 1995, and Nicola Murru, left defender with great outlooks. For Leeds will be easier to get Del Fabro than Murru.
Tabanelli and Avelar, that in January seemed to be close to Elland Road, are now faraway.
Italians do it better: hopefully in Leeds too.