Wednesday July 4 2012
Destro wants big club

Mattia Destro insists there is no problem between Genoa and Siena, but still feels inclined to public appeal to them to sell him to a big club this summer.

The striker, who spent last term on loan with Siena, impressed enough to attract a list of admirers that include Inter, Milan, Juventus and Roma.

Genoa believed that Siena would send him back to them this summer, but at the last moment the Tuscans excerisced their right in the original agreement to purchase 50 per cent of his contract.

It has reportedly hit relations between the two clubs and delayed Destro’s otherwise expected move elsewhere.

However, the player himself, who begins pre-season with Siena, insists that a move is still likely and very possible for his two owners to agree upon.

“I hope that, knowing [Siena President Massimo] Mezzaroma and [Genoa President Enrico] Preziosi, will have the good sense to agree and give me the chance to go and play for a big team like the ones that have asked for me.

“I hope that we can reach an agreement. Honestly, the relationship is fine between the two clubs. I think there are no problems with this particular situation.

“Where do I prefer to go? Definitely I can say that I have motivation and the utmost confidence to compete on a par with all other attackers.

“Then, it’s up to me to rightly prove whether or not I am ready to do so, and I know that I can do so.”