Saturday August 12 2017
Gasp hints Spinazzola to Juve

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini hints Leonardo Spinazzola will get his early move to Juventus. “Lately the players make the decisions.”

The wing-back didn’t make the trip to Valencia for last night’s friendly win, nor did he take part in this evening’s 1-1 draw with Venezia.

It’s reported he is trying to force a transfer to Juve, who already own his contract, but he is only midway through a two-year loan deal.

“Lately there are situations where the players make the decisions with those who are around them,” Gasperini told reporters.

“Spinazzola knows what I think and I am disappointed with him. In football it can happen that a Coach makes plans, but then it’s up to the club.

“In any case, this was an eventuality that we had predicted. We had a good pre-season thanks to a group that worked really hard.

“In Serie A it’s important to pick up points straight away, so the opening round is just as important as the final one. So far we’ve been solid, but for the Europa League we’ll need a lot more and I am not kidding myself.”

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