Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent really wants to make himself clear on the player’s situation at Southampton, and what the Italian striker is concentrating on right now.
After claims appeared in Italy that Bologna are already building a summer effort to sign the player, Silvio Pagliari responded quickly and said yesterday: “Manolo does not move, he is fine in the Premier League. The farewell to Napoli was for a tactical reason, he is more suitable in a attack of two and in different situations from how Sarri plays.”
Still the reports about a possible move to Bologna have continued, largely because it makes some sense.
If Gabbiadini is forced to play back-up to Guido Carrillo then he’s not going to be completely happy come the summer so a move is possible.
Pagliari wants all thought of that dismissed and has spoken out for the second time in two days.
Quoted by Calciomercato, the Italian agent on Tuesday said: “It’s a great experience for Manolo, the Premier League is a fantastic championship and he is doing very well in England, his goal is to get back to scoring, to gain a salvation that is clearly within the team’s reach and to stay within the national team. Back to Italy and Bologna? No. Unfounded rumours, he stays at Southampton.”
That’s absolutely the right thing for Gabbiadini’s agent to be saying now, but things may be different come the end of the season.