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Iaquinta on his way out?

valdanito2010-05-04 10:58:56 +0000 #1
Udinese have revealed that they intend to sell contract rebel Vincenzo Iaquinta during the January transfer window.

The player has been sensationally axed from the squad after the two parties failed to agree terms to extend his present deal.

Udinese are unwilling to meet his wage demands and the striker now faces the prospect of spending the next three months on the sidelines.

"The player lacks the stimulus to stay here and it would be better to find an alternative solution," said Udinese chief Gianpaolo Pozzo.

"He wants to leave and we will therefore find a new team for him in January. We’ll see what we can do because he wants to join a big club."

However, Iaquinta – who missed last night’s 1-0 defeat to Juventus – maintains he is ready to remain at the Friuli.

"I would like to repeat what I said last week, even before I met with the club to discuss a possible renewal," he noted.

"I’m happy to have remained alongside my splendid teammates, the Coaches who have great faith in me and the marvellous fans who have offered me unforgettable moments."

Iaquinta’s controversial exclusion from the squad has inevitably fuelled the suspicious nature of Italian football.

The fact that he still has almost two years left on his deal, and that he was dropped on the eve of the Juve match, have not gone unnoticed by those in the game.

"It is very, very strange," stated Inter owner Massimo Moratti. "His contract doesn’t expire until 2007 and there is plenty of time.

"It is even stranger that all this occurred just before the Juventus match…"

Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti added: "I think that a lot of weird things are happening in thisfootball world.

"It can’t be possible that a player who has two years to run on his contract can be in such a position."

Unconfirmed allegations are already suggesting that Juventus may be preparing a New Year bid for the Italian international.


can udinese manage to keep their good form without him?

Darran2010-05-04 11:02:13 +0000 #2
It would be difficult after all he was an integral part of a team along with Jankulovski, Pizarro and Muntari, looks like all the players who brought them to the position they are at the moment are leaving slowly
ItalianBoy2010-05-04 11:30:11 +0000 #3
He is not resigning the contract. He had offers before and now that he is getting popular at the Intl. level. He knows he can get to a better club.

I wanted to sign him for a long time. But oh well...
cannuman2010-05-04 11:07:46 +0000 #4
Well I wish Capello had sign him when he was in Roma
toronto_soccer2010-05-04 12:45:48 +0000 #5
udinese will be finished without him. both in champions leage and serie a.
valdanito2010-05-04 11:17:32 +0000 #6
Im sure Udinese can find an ideal replacement!

there are rumours about Barcelona now
Darran2010-05-04 12:08:58 +0000 #7
Does Barca lack a good striker? They already have E'too, Larrson and Maxi Lopez. And if I am not wrong, they do not function as a 2 strikeman team, they have Ronaldinho supporting the other striker
valdanito2010-05-04 12:33:50 +0000 #8
rumours.... but you never know



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