Despite the confident words of their new coach, Sinijsa Mihaljovic, who insisted that his team, Fiorentina, could be challenging for the Champions League spot next season, the fans might still have something to worry about as the Florence based club might still lose some of their best players next season including Alberto Gilardino. The possibilities of losing the prolific striker, was mentioned by the club’s sporting director, Pantaleo Corvino, who stated that should Gilardino wants to leave and there’s a reasonable offer, he won’t be held hostage at Firenze.
“I cannot really say that Gila is not for sale. Of course we won’t go around offering his services to other clubs,” Corvino said to the press. “But really it is up to him. If he is happy in Florence then no problem, otherwise we will see.”
The media stated that Gilardino didn’t feel like Fiorentina’s current plan of filling the rooster with talented young players isn’t something on track with what the former Ac Milan striker had in mind. According to past rumors the 28-years-old player wanted the team to have more ambition in winning titles rather than just promoting young players and challenge for European spot each season.
Moreover, with the departure of the Viola’s previous coach, Cesare Prandelli, who has been elected as the Italian national team boss, it seems Gilardino’s doubt over the team’s future gets higher as he probably isn’t certain he can play as good as his seasons under Prandelli. As many Italian football expert known, one of the reason the striker opted to move to Fiorentina from Milan was the presence of the former Parma coach, who seems capable in enhancing the Italian international striker’s career.
Should Gilardino decide to leave, it looks like the striker won’t be having difficulties in finding a new club as rumors claim that he is being wanted by some teams including French champion, Marseille. The club’s coach, Didier Deschamps, looks to be a keen admired of Gila’s ability and with his club’s ambition in getting titles next season, the Ligue 1 club might be an interesting option for the 28-years-old player.
Aside from Marseille, another team that could have a chance in acquiring Gilardino’s signature is Italian giant, Juventus, which reportedly still looking for some re-enforcement in the strikers department. Should the Bianconeri made an offer for the ex-Milan bomber, it would be an opportunity he won’t missed as the striker is known as a Juve fan.