Palermo players Simon Kjaer and Edinson Cavani are set to join EPL outfit Tottenham Hotspurs after Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini accepted a combined bid worth 28 million Pounds.
It seems like Cavani may not see his dream of playing for treble holders Inter Milan come to pass. Having stated earlier that he would love to stay in Italy and play for the Nerazzurri, Cavani will be heartbroken to learn of his fate.
Cavani is currently on international duty with the Uruguayan national team in South Africa. According to Zamparini, the ‘deal was too good to refuse’. Palermo had a decent Serie A campaign in 2009/2010 to end the season in 5th place.
Cavani emerged as the club’s second top goal scorer with 14 goals behind Fabrizio Miccoli. Losing such a vital player and with no clear replacement might spell doom for the club.
“Tottenham have bid €35m, an offer we cannot refuse, seeing as the two players have both said they want to leave,” Zamparini told Sky Italia television.
“We will reinvest the money for these players,” assured Zamparini. “The midfield is my biggest concern, whereas in defence and attack we are fairly covered.”
Palermo might have the likes of Pastore and Maccarone in attack however, they still lack the fire power to ensure they maintain their impressive record once the new season gets underway.
Massimo Maccarone did not score last season and Pastore only managed to score a paltry 3 goals. So, i fail to see just ‘covered’ Palermo are. Again, the loss of Kjaer in defense will no doubt expose the Rosanero’s defense even more.
With the likes of Milan, Inter and Juventus prepared to spend huge sums of money to bring in some of the best talent, Palermo would be at a loss if they did not replace these crucial players.
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