EXCLUSIVE: Verona close to Marco Sau
Wrong. So much has gone wrong. Sacked manager Andrea Mandorlini got his entire summer wrong, actually winning a power play within the club to get more influence over its transfer dealings, shifting the blame to his goalkeepers' coach (?), and failing to adapt his formation to his squad.
The team is still rife with injuries, the defence is recovering after a horrific start, and the attack is still failing to produce goals, despite Luca Toni's return.
Calciomercato.com has learned that new sporting Director Riccardo Bigon has set his sights on Cagliari's Marco Sau, an old flame of his. After a promising maiden Serie A campaign in 2012-2013, where he netted 12 goals, the former Juve Stabia star has struggled to stay fit or get in the goals.
However, a return to Serie B action has seen him net five times in eleven games for Massimo Rastelli's side, who currently sit top of the table. Having played less games (and mostly scored less, too) than fellow strikers Diogo Farias (8 goals), Niccolo Giannetti (6) and Federico Melchiorri (tied with 5), Sau could grab this opportunity to play for a top tier club with both hands.