Hellas: Kumbulla’s farewell hurts, but what a good D’Amico. And on Saturday there is the challenge against Rome

Goodbye was supposed to be, and goodbye it was. Marash Kumbulla says goodbye to Verona after a sensational season, in terms of performance, defensive leadership and maturity inside and outside the green rectangle exhibited during these months. The growth of the young Italian-Albanian is a whirlwind upward trend that no one could expect, least of all the person concerned: from the fatigue and injuries of the 18/19 season to the twenty-five tokens as absolute protagonist in A last season. He took the road to the capital, Marash. Destination that in some way was closely linked to his destiny: after the failure of the long biancoceleste courtship, fate wanted Rome to fully satisfy the economic demands of the Gialloblù.

The total value of the deal is just over thirty million, including onerous loan, redemption obligation and counterparts. In the operation, the via Holland club should secure Çetin’s card, purchased about a month ago by the Giallorossi on loan with the right of redemption, plus a couple of young prospects – Cancellieri, Diaby and Bamba the hottest names.

Hellas actually got what they wanted: the technically painful loss is offset by an injection of liquidity on which Tony D’Amico can proudly sign. The ds was good at not giving in to the flattering assaults of Inter and Lazio, waiting for the right moment, which ultimately coincided with the flashing of Roma. And who knows that Kumbulla will not be able to take the field at Bentegodi this Saturday: the first opponent in Serie A of the Scala will be Fonseca’s team. Irony of fate.

Meanwhile, the preparation for the resumption of hostilities in the league continues: on Saturday there will certainly be Magnani, stopped by a first degree injury to the rectus femoris of the left thigh, as well as Lazovic, still struggling with the knee injury suffered in the national team . On the way to recovery, however, Mattia Zaccagni: we will try to get him back at full capacity for the saturday night.


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