An old advertisement read: "A phone call extends your life". Possible, but it could also bring a beautiful love story to an end, maybe to start another one. The facts. Alessandro Florenzi has the contract expiring in 2019 with Rome and for months, without success, he is negotiating for the renewal of the contract, with the rumors of Trigoria ready to tell how the blue asks for a figure oscillating around 4 million, bonus included. At the beginning of the year it seemed almost everything was done, but the announcement seemed more and more blurred on the horizon, even if the d.s. Monchi Domenica said: "The numbers that came out are not true because we have not talked about them yet." Possible? We say difficult, if you think that in just over 7 months Florenzi could free itself for free.
With these premises, a few days ago there was a phone call from Luciano Spalletti to his former player. The meaning was univocal: if I did not find the agreement, I would be happy to have you at Inter. The thing, of course, flattered Florenzi, who did not close the door. Mind you, this does not mean that the Giallorossi joker will leave Trigoria, at least for two reasons: the fact of being Roman and Romanist for Alessandro is a non-trivial value; the club believes that the player - in addition to talent - embodies those talents put him in a position to collect the legacy - of Totti first and of De Rossi then - of the next captain of the team, something that has already happened.Get your daily premium fun betting soccer tips.
-But then there is the market and the budgets, with Rome that rightly wants to make a policy of wise engagement and Florenzi - just as rightly - exploits its position close to the deadline. Having said that for the company any amount he would derive would represent a capital gain (even if in the past he had already said no to "avance" Juventus), it is logical that the player also exploits the inter-court court for his contractual purposes.
Among other things, on paper, in the Rome of next season Florenzi would not start as a full-back nor a high outside, even if its flexibility would always ensure constant employment, just as in the national team. And so, if Inter could not redeem Cancelo for 35 million, Florenzi could be the ideal heir, moreover more more educated on the defensive phase and able to play, if necessary, even from the middle. In short, from one ductile to another. The Portuguese who has now adapted to make the right-back can also act several meters higher, from the wing. The Valencia, however, does not withdraw from those 35 million because he knows he has in hand superior offers in the event that the Nerazzurri did not exercise the ransom. The alternatives on which d.s. Piero Ausilio are a couple above all. One is Nelson Semedo from Barcelona. The Portuguese has found continuity of return only from April onwards and the Catalans could also think of using the "Rafinha strategy" to revitalize the investment. The second alternative is called Thomas Partey, Ghanaian from Atletico Madrid. And also with him we go on the ductility. Right back, yes, but also central midfielder in case of need. Here, however, the discourse is more complex because the Cholo Simeone has no intention of depriving it, even stronger than the agreement until 2023 with the Colchoneros.