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Martina, procuratore di Maccarone, ha dichiarato in esclusiva a Calciomanager.it: "Tra le società interessate al mio assistito non c'è più la Roma. Dopo un sondaggio avvenuto effettuato circa un mese fa, la dirigenza giallorossa non ha più manifestato la volontà di trattare il suo acquisto". "Su Maccarone, anche se al momento non ci sono trattative in corso, ci sono sempre Inter, Juventus, Milan e Parma. Soprattutto gli emiliani sembrano propensi a parlare con la società toscana. Se parte Di Vaio, una delle loro idee è quella di comporre l'attuale coppia titolare dell'Under 21 Azzurra: Maccarone-Bonazzoli".



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Martina, proxy of Maccarone, have declared in exclusive right to Calciomanager.it: "Between the societies interested to assisted mine not is more the Rome. After a survey happened carried out approximately a month it makes, the leadership giallorossa more has not manifested the will than to deal its purchase ". "On Maccarone, even if at the moment not there are negotiations in course, are always Inter, Juventus, Milan and Parma. Above all the emiliani seem inclined to speak with the Tuscany society. If it leave Of Vaio, one of their ideas is that one to compose puts into effect it them titular brace of Under 21 Blue: Maccarone-Bonazzoli ".
 

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Could somebody give me some info about this guy. i understand he has already debuted for the national team, and by the match report he played a good match. Is he a future star:) , if so why is he considered so?

i lack in the knowledge of serie B players.

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But why didn´t we take the ****ing option we had on him???:mad: :frustrat:
I think the option (if it ever existed) ran out when we were still in danger of relegation. You can hardly blame Maccarone for not wanting to go back to Serie B, can you? Maybe this is why we never exercised that option. Another reason can be Di Vaio's sudden change of heart.
 

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I read today that Chelsea were after him, plus Roby Baggio is going to play in Saudi Arabia for Al-Hilal:D unlikely while Liverpool are bidding for Rui Costa


Transfer speculation season has officially started:D
 

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Maccarone and Bonna are linking up very well in the Italy vs England match in early stages. Could be a promising duo.
 

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Maccarone is a must buy. He is great and will be the next big Italian striker. He has scored 1 and so far and has got in some good positions.
 

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Well he eventually got the winner and it was brilliant.

I seem to be turning into one of his biggest fans and have been asking why we did not buy him for months now. That fact that he links up well with Bonazzoli and Marchionni would be an added incentive to have him at Parma.

From what I've understood though Parma have shown no interest in him for some time now. Whether Sacchi thinks that Cruz or Andersson would be more useful I don't know. Last time I read anything about Maccarone it was that he wanted to play in England, though it was an English newspaper and he'd just helped the senior team beat England so I'm not sure how accurate that would be!

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I hope you will get Maccarone instead of seeing him to move crappy England. Maccarone & Marchionni would be awesome pair...and of course the whole Parma team.:smileani:

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That´s from onefootball.com:

EXCLUSIVE English clubs fight for Maccarone

Tuesday 21st May 2002

Italy Under-21 star Massimo Maccarone admitted he is being courted by a number of Premiership clubs after a stunning performance against England.

"Chelsea are not the only club in England interested in buying me," he told onefootball.com.

The £10 million-rated Empoli star is making a habit of being a thorn in England's side and believes he would do well in the Premiership. "I think that English players struggle to cope with my speed," he declared.

Maccarone scored twice to beat David Platt's England in the European U21s Championship finals to add to the goal he scored against them in a friendly at Bradford in March.

That earlier performance earned the striker a call-up to the full Italy squad for the game the following night and he came on to earn the penalty that ensured the Azzurri left Elland Road with a 2-1 win.

"I had many chances to score tonight [on Monday] and that is unusual for an international match," Maccarone explained. "But it is often the case when you play English teams.

"They like to play attacking football and sometimes that can mean there are lot of gaps in the defence."

Chelsea are understood to have stepped up their interest in the 22-year-old striker, who has been linked to both the Milan clubs and Roma and seems certain to leave financially troubled Empoli in the summer.

And Maccarone admits he is excited by the prospect of joining Italian coach Claudio Ranieri at Stamford Bridge.

"Chelsea, of course, are a great club with many big players. They are very famous in Italy, too, because of Gianfranco Zola and not so long ago Gianluca Vialla," he explained.

However, newly-promoted Manchester City have also been linked with the striker, who seems certain to be subject to a bidding war. "A move to England would suit me very much. I like the way football is played over there. It is very fast and there are always chances for the forwards to get goals," said Maccarone.

"For the moment, though, I must focus on trying to win the European Championship. At the beginning of June, I can relax again and that is the time when I will start thinking about a transfer," he added.

The bald-headed striker missed a series of half-chances in the first 45 minutes on Monday, but made no mistake when escaped the attentions of Derby County defender Chris Riggott in the 58th minute, firing a low right-footed shot past England keeper Paul Robinson.

Aston Villa's Gareth Barry equalised for England six minutes later, but it was Maccarone who had the final say in the 84th minute with a strike good enough to win any match.

Cesare Natali's ball forward seemed little more than speculative, but Maccarone deceived the England defence with a superb flick over Riggott's head before plundering the ball into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area with his second touch.

"It was a great moment - not only for me but for the team," said Maccarone. "We had to win because we only managed a draw in our first game against Portugal. But now we are on top of the group and of course we are confident that we can get to semi-finals."

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So IMO all transfer speculations are just rumours and perhaps he only wanna increase his value with these rumours about many clubs wanting him...:rolleyes:
 

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I however am increasingly concerned here. I actually prefer him over Di Vaio, he's got youth and he would fit in rather well with his U-21 team-mates.

English clubs are amongst the richest in the world as they've got a rather nice lump of TV money and their merchandising brings in alot of cash (see ManUre change their tops for every possible occaision, though not so much recently). Italian clubs probably can not compete these days. The only way we're getting Maccarone is by selling off Di Vaio and Sukur to help fund it. Personally I'd like to lose those two and get Maccarone and Maniero. Of the competition we can offer UEFA cup football where as of the English clubs only Chelsea are in Europe. Chelsea are trying to rejuvinate their squad so I'd be most worried about them. Of the Italian clubs interested, they're all in the Champions League and can appeal on sheer size (and money).

Well we won't know anything till the U-21 championships end but if Parma REALLY let their option on him lapse someone needs to be shot. At the very least if we had been relegated he could have been sold on.

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The english links are fabricated. It's so obivous. The only sources are from England and it comes after the guy first create a penalty against the senior team and then scores two against the U21. I'd much rather trust his agent who mentioned four club. Us, Inter, Milan and Juventus. With us as front runners. What happened with that option is indeed worrying though. If it ever existed in the first place of course.
 

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I'd personally prefer keeping Di Vaio and Bonazzoli and adding Maccarone to them. Add Maniero and we have a very sweet strike force. Now, if Di Vaio wants to go then MUTU is the ideal replacement for him.

Note, that Maccarone has had a very average season in front of goals this year. 7 or 8 goals in Serie B is just not good enough, especially in a team like Empoli. Do you guys remember Gianni Commandini? He was a gun with Vicenza in Serie B and also with the U-21 but as soon as he moved to Milan he dissapeared. This season at Atalanta he didn't score even one goal I think...
 

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I'd personally prefer keeping Di Vaio and Bonazzoli and adding Maccarone to them. Add Maniero and we have a very sweet strike force. Now, if Di Vaio wants to go then MUTU is the ideal replacement for him.

Note, that Maccarone has had a very average season in front of goals this year. 7 or 8 goals in Serie B is just not good enough, especially in a team like Empoli. Do you guys remember Gianni Commandini? He was a gun with Vicenza in Serie B and also with the U-21 but as soon as he moved to Milan he dissapeared. This season at Atalanta he didn't score even one goal I think...
Great post AMO! :)
The 4 guys you mentioned as strikers would be perfect IMO!

And the Commandini example is a very good one, it shows that you simply can´t rely fully on young players. They have fluctuating performances over a whole season, so it´s a must to have some experienced players!
 

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AMOROSO! said:
Do you guys remember Gianni Commandini? He was a gun with Vicenza in Serie B and also with the U-21 but as soon as he moved to Milan he dissapeared. This season at Atalanta he didn't score even one goal I think...
He scored at least 2 goals! WOW ;) Actually he began good in Milan and scored in his second game (against Dinamo Zagreb), but after that he got an injury and was out for 5 months. after the injury he mostly sat on the bench. Got some matches, but only scored an brace against Inter.

I am surprised that Maccarone have scored that little goals in serie B. You will suffer in scoring goals if you sell Di Vaio, hopefully some player can take over from him and score then, but it is an risk involved.

Personally I am surprised as to why Mboma almost never played, he has always impressed me when I seen him. I suppose he is out of all discussions now?
 
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