The coach has formulated the proposal to extend the contract until 2023, but now the technical ok is awaited The Swiss midfielder is closer, but the Grifone does not give up the deal Kucka
Genoa – An important, significant sign of confidence. Arrived a few days before the restart, with Genoa arriving in Val Stubai next Monday to get to work. On Saturday, the rossoblù club presented an annual extension offer to its coach, Davide Ballardini, to bring the expiry of the contract from 2022 to 2023. While on the market, the candidacy of the Mainz midfielder, Fernandes, rises.
After post-salvation confirmation, now Genoa doubles with Balla, offering him an extra year, with a proposal aimed at further strengthening the relationship and setting up a wider project in the future. The club’s move is aimed at giving the coach even more serenity, allowing him to approach the new season without the contract expiring. A sign that should be welcome, in line with the coach’s expectations. But now the ball goes to Ballardini. And if the expected ok arrives, the parties will then be able to get to work to define the various details, increasingly important in modern football contracts.
In short, the adventure of Balla IV, in theory, could be the longest in rossoblù compared to the previous ones at the helm of Genoa. After the first two saves, the Ravenna coach had not been confirmed. While in 2018 he remained but was sacked after 7 races, despite the 12 points collected, with the patron Preziosi dissatisfied with the game expressed. But with Genoa in free fall with Maran, last December the same Preziosi and the sports director Marroccu again focused on Balla. And the diplomatic work of the ds, in recent months, has been essential to cool down the ancient frictions between patron and technician.
Salvation (the team went up from the penultimate to 11th place) triggered the automatic renewal until 2022 provided for in the agreement, with an important engagement, which rose with the goal reached to one million and two hundred thousand euros. And also on the economic front, the new offer testifies to a significant commitment at a time when attention to the amount of wages is at the highest level. That said, there is already a contract between Balla and Genoa, the championship starts on 22 August and there is no rush.
In the meantime, with the withdrawal approaching, they try to speed up some negotiations. For the midfield, it is on the rise former viola Edimilson Fernandes, just eliminated from the European Championship with Switzerland. The 25-year-old Swiss from Mainz can be the man who increases his run and physicality in the middle. And he too seems oriented to try again the Italian adventure after the season played in Florence. We continue to negotiate for the return of Kucka but Parma is trying to keep the Slovak also in Serie B and raises the demands. Again with the Ducali there is talk of Sepe for the goal, with Joronen as an alternative and Perin in the background, waiting for an opening from Juve. And the hypothesis of Perotti’s return is still alive, while in defense it is for Sagnan (Real Sociedad) and Stergiou (San Gallo).
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