No return to Italy for Papastahopoulos: he will go to Olympiacos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos will soon be a new Olympiacos player. The former Arsenal, after being courted by several European clubs, has decided to embrace the Greek cause.


Genoa and Lazio mocked


Following the termination of the contract with the Gunners, the number 5 had been contacted by Spanish teams such as Betis but also by Italy. In particular, in recent weeks, several contacts had been recorded between his entourage and Lazio, as well as Genoa. Capitoline and Ligurian were attracted by a market opportunity that would have guaranteed them, without any financial outlay, a player no longer young but with great charisma and experience.


Lazio, casting in defense: the new name is Todibo


Lazio has the serious need to take a new defender. And quickly. Luiz Felipe has had surgery and will be back in the spring, Vavro has not proved reliable and the season runs, with races every three days between all competitions.


Lazio on Todibo


So the biancocelesti evaluated the profiles of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Daniele Rugani, but neither of them convinces the sporting director Igli Tare. According to Il Corriere Dello Sport, Jean-Clair Todibo is more liked. French defender born in ’99, the player is owned by Barcelona and is currently on loan to Benfica. Parma thought of him, however, the negotiations did not take off and Lazio would have room to operate with apparent tranquility. Reflections in progress: Lazio on Todibo.


Piccini greets Atalanta: the return to Valencia has been defined


Cristiano Piccini’s adventure with the Atalanta shirt is already over. Victim of various physical problems that limited his physical form and continuity,the Tuscan winger took the field on only one occasion for the Nerazzurri. Not an unforgettable experience that is already over.


Piccini returns to Valencia


As told by TMW, in fact, the player has returned to Valencia. The Spanish club, holder of his card, agreed with Atalanta to interrupt the loan in advance by taking back the boy. Now the assessments of the case: Piccini could stay in Valencia or move back on loan to another club.


Hellas Verona, official the arrival of Sturaro from Genoa: the press release


L ‘ Hellas Verona started his own business in this transfer market session and formalizes its first reinforcement. This is Stefano Sturaro : the midfielder comes from Genoa through the loan formula with the right of redemption. The Gialloblu club itself took care of everything through a press release.


The press release


“ Verona announces that it has acquired from Genoa FC – on a temporary basis until the end of the current season, with the right of option for the definitive acquisition – the sporting performances of 27-year-old midfielder Stefano Sturaro. Hellas Verona FC extends a warm welcome to Stefano Sturaro, wishing him a second part of the season in the Gialloblù jersey full of personal and team satisfaction “.


Theo the highlander: how much his return weighs for Pioli


“Freed” from Covid (false positive), Theo returns from the first minute with Atalanta. All the numbers of a fundamental player on the Milan chessboard


Never has the word “false” had such a beautiful meaning. False-positive, or the last round of analysis that allowed Pioli to take Theo Hernandez from his home, immediately transporting him to the Milanello field. 


No viruses for him. The news, which dates back to Thursday, was great news. Because against Atalanta of runners and intensity, being able to find one of the players who can best replicate the Nerazzurri virtues (the match in the wing will be with Hateboer), helps to maintain the good feelings.


 Pioli in the conference even found the positive side in Theo’s absence in Cagliari: “We are very satisfied, he only lost a week of training but I must say that perhaps he also needed a rest. He guarantees us many solutions, especially in the offensive phase ”.


In fact, Hernandez is one of the Rossoneri attendants. Indeed, “the” presidential. Among the players on the move, the king of the season’s minutes, between cups and championships, is he: 2,067 minutes, and to understand the extent of the figures it is enough to say that the club of the “two thousand” is made up of only three players: Theo, Kessie (2,035 ) and Calabria (2,013).


 Even if he has lost a few days of work, Pioli has no doubts and against Atalanta, he will return the starting shirt to this boy whom Aic has named “footballer of December”. Back there, on the left, there is no competition, a bit like Gigio in goal and Ibra in front: if Theo is there, he plays. Also because in reality there is no deputy Hernandez in pink. In the past Calabria played it, but now removing it from the right would be a crime, and Dalot is an adapted. This is why Milan will try to bring another left-back to Milanello by the end of the market. Meanwhile, Theo is enjoying another spectacular season, which for the moment is based on 4 goals and 3 assists. He is the fifth player in the squad for participation in the goal. But we are talking about a defender …