Gattuso blocks Llorente, but the Door is not Closed

Gattuso blocks Llorente, but the Door is not Closed

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The January window is the second part of the pandemic market and that of fears. Many clubs, at the request of their coaches, are resoundingly closing in on letting players out, even if they are not counting on them. Injuries, infections and the low economic waistline to find alternatives, together with the comfort of the occasional sports director, is limiting the actions, according to the agents themselves.

Napoli dispute the Italian Super Cup against Juventus on Wednesday and the situation of their vanguard is worrying. Oshimhen  remains low between injuries and the positive confirmed for Coronavirus after a party in Nigeria. The star signing has not played a game since last November 8. Mertens reappeared against Fiorentina. The Belgian played a little less than 20 minutes, but it is evident that he still needs to be in tune. And Milik? The soap opera of the Polish tip, which has not counted throughout the season, remains unfinished. He seemed headed towards Marseille, but in the last hours problems have appeared with the contract that has offered him. Thus, Gattuso does not want to uncover and, for the moment, stops the exit of Fernando llorente.
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As he has been explaining that both Juventus and Milan were behind him. The second has gotten tired of waiting, before an indecisive Naples, and has launched for Mandzukic. Juventus is still waiting because Llorente’s is an option they like. Llorente’s idea was to enter this market in January on a loan and then assess its future in June. For now, you have to wait. At least after the Italian Super Cup scheduled for this Wednesday. Gattuso expected to have one hundred percent Oshimhen and Mertens to play it, but he doesn’t.

The door has not been closed.

The coach himself has been in charge of blocking the departure of the Spanish striker publicly. “I think Petagna will be there for Wednesday. His ankle continues to give Mertens peace. Osimhen? We do not know when he will return so Llorente does not move. He will stay with us and help us,” explained the coach about the forward’s situation 35 year old Spanish. But the final sentence of De Laurentiis, who is the one who decides, is still missing. Llorente still feels capable of helping any highly demanding team, but at Napoli he is not given a choice. In the last month, he played 19 minutes in the match against Torino on December 23; then he played seven minutes against Spezia; 22 against Udinese and, finally, two against Émpoli. In last weekend’s victory against Fiorentina (6-0), Gattuso did not give him a single minute, despite Petagna’s physical problems and that he used all five changes. The Spanish striker is waiting to solve his future.

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