Could a Kalinic-Gabbiadini swap be on the cards again?
18 October at 18:46
What if Napoli decided to try to swap Manolo Gabbiadini for Nikola Kalinic again?
Sporting directors Cristian Giuntoli and Pantaleo Corvino tried this tactic in the summer, only for sides to value their respective strikers more than the other, and were therefore unwilling to throw in a kicker to make the deal happen.
Now, however, Napoli could be tempted to sell Gabbiadini is the right offer (above 25m) arrives. They’re still betting on him for the future, and have a new deal ready for him to pen… but Coach Maurizio Sarri’s recent words (“He needs to adapt”) give us the impression that Napoli may be replacing both Milik and Gabbiadini come January.
Kalinic is, for his part, considered untouchable by Coach Paulo Sousa. But it is Sousa himself who is hardly invincible… and a few weeks can be a long time in football…