This isn’t the best way Cagliari, nor Nahitan Nandez for that matter, needed the season to start.
After a house draw with Spezia and a 4-1 thumping at AC Milan, the Rossoblu should have felt they’d turned a nook when Luca Ceppitelli put them two objectives up towards Bologna final weekend.
However simply 22 minutes later the sport had turned on it’s head, Cagliari going from two as much as 3-2 down within the blink of an eye fixed.
And so one other season of wrestle, recriminations and stunning ranges of underperformance seems to have commenced.
Supervisor Leonardo Semplici was sacked this week, three video games into the season. How lengthy his substitute, former Inter Milan and Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri, lasts is anybody’s guess given Cagliari have now appointed 5 managers since March 2020.
Nahitan Nandez should be wishing he’d left Cagliari for Arsenal – or anyplace
A penny for Nandez’s ideas, then.
The versatile, hard-running Uruguay worldwide is only one of a handful of big-name gamers limping alongside at a facet performing far worse than the sum of its components.
And, if he’d bought his method, Nandez would have left Sardinian soil way back, training alone earlier in the summer as part of a desperate attempt to force a move that never arrived. He clearly noticed what was coming – one other 12 months the place one in every of Serie A’s higher squads would wrestle to reside as much as expectations.
Based on La Repubblica, Nandez rejected West Ham and Arsenal within the perception extra engaging affords would arrive (and he may have had a point regarding the Gunners at the moment).
However Leeds United, long-time admirers of the previous Boca Juniors ace, failed to stump up the £30 million Cagliari needed whereas Tottenham Hotspur, regardless of holding talks with Nandez in August, additionally hit a brick wall of their pursuit of the all-action midfielder.
“Nandez needed to hitch a prime membership. He had talks with Inter, Tottenham, Roma and Napoli. It’s regular he thought he might go away,” admitted Cagliari sporting director Stefano Capozucca.
“Nandez, nevertheless, can be a spectacular boy in addition to an excellent participant. He’ll give his all for Cagliari.”
Except Mazzarri can whip a squad containing Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Keita Balde Diao and Kevin Strootman into form, Nandez’s “all” may not be sufficient.
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