Future at Franchi or Campi Bisenzio? Rocco Commisso has not yet dissolved his reservations, but his mood and projects are taking a clear direction. «After the Municipality of Florence talked about the stadium for 15-20 years, I thought he was prepared to let me do something. We started with Campo di Marte but, after three months, the superintendence told me that I couldn’t do what I wanted. Then we went to a location near the airport (Mercafir ed) and there was another joke: they weren’t ready and just wanted Rocco’s money to run the area. Now we are at the point we were before, with Campo di Marte, with the Franks; the superintendency told me that I could not do what I wanted and I replied: if it is a monument, you bring the money, because the state must take care of the monuments. Rocco will not put more money in this stadium ». Speaking on Radio Anch’io lo sport on Radio Rai, he dwelt at length on the subject.
The tone was very different when he spoke of the sports center, the project he is most proud of. “I want to leave something. Fiorentina, from 1926 to today, has never owned a property. In a few days we will lay the foundation stone for the sports center, which will be the largest in Italy, with its 26 hectares, and will cost 85 million; we consider that the structure does not fall within financial fair-play. I said when I arrived that I wanted to leave something for Fiorentina ».
The team, after the initial difficulties, has risen in the standings and the opinion on the work of the coach who took over from Iachini in November is clear: «Prandelli? The results count, the meritocracy counts ». And also on Ribery he opens: “In recent weeks I seem to have understood that he will want to stay here, let’s see in the coming months”. While on the market he made it clear that Kokorin and Malcuit were the only deals, he claimed on Vlahovic that «last year I had already seen his qualities. Until a month and a half ago everyone was talking about sending him to Serie B, Prandelli arrived, he made him play and now everyone wants him, but I don’t give it to anyone ». The point is that the issue of contract renewal will have to be addressed as soon as possible, with the attacker’s agents who have so far preferred to gloss over also given the substantial offers of engagement. Finally on the sporting results: «There is no one who wants to win like me, but patience is needed. The Scudetto? Let’s hope “he concluded with a smile.
February 1, 2021 | 10:22
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