Now that the season ended, it’s time to have a look at what could change in the team and try to anticipate our needs for next season.
On one hand, I’m losing Nicolas Haas and César Falletti. On the other hand, 21 players are coming back from loan :
4 goalkeepers : Posavec is pretty good but Brignoli is better and Alastra around the same. Alastra being homegrown, I’d like to favor him. For Posavec, I’m thinking of loaning him again.
1 right back : Setola seems to have talent but is nothing near ready for first team so another loan is probably on the book.
2 left backs : I’m not convinced Fiore will progress much and, his contract expiring, I’ll try to sell him.
6 central defenders : At 27, Ingegneri is not horrible but I got better players so he’ll have to go. Punzi, Maddaloni and Tafa are just not good enough. I like Pirrello better and he could have his chances in the first team next season, especially if a central defender leaves us.
2 defensive midfielders : Calivà is leaving at the end of the season while Toscano is very talented and I’m hesitating between loaning him again or promoting him to the first team.
3 central midfielders : Fiordilino was loaned out in January because I prefered to have him play first team football and he progressed well. He should have his place in the first team next season. Eddy Gnahoré has an interesting profile and will complete for a first team opportunity if Amiens doesn’t succeed in convincing him to stay with them (he refused their first contract offer).
3 strikers : Da Graca, who was loaned to Juventus, is very talented but also very young. I’d like to loan him out to a team where he could be a starter.
There is also a list of young talents already at the club that progressed well during the year passed and could provide something to the first team :
Gennaro Ruggiero : with Nicolas Haas loan contract finishing, I need another defensive midfielder in the first team and Ruggiero is ready to be Murawski’s understudy.
Antony Angileri : I decided to not replace Szyminski when I sold him than winter and Angileri is probably the best placed inside the club to take up his role. He’s already well-rounded and can play as a Libero.
Accursio Bentivegna / Norbert Balogh : with César Falletti also leaving us at the end of his loan, he should between Bentivegna and Balogh to replace him. Balogh is marginally better though and Bentivegna is injured for 5 weeks to 3 months.
Kevin Cannavò : even if I have no problem of depth at the striker position, Nestorovski have not really been challenged by the current unit. On top of that, Cannavò offers another profile with the speed and off the ball skills necessary to attack the space behind the opponent backline. I’m not completely sold on Moreo so it could be an opportunity to sell him.