Wednesday July 18 2012
No moves for Quagliarella & Gilardino

Fabio Quagliarella of Juventus and Alberto Gilardino of Genoa will not be on the move this summer, says agent Giuseppe Bozzo.

The players’ representative spoke to Sport Italia in an effort to calm speculation around the duo’s future.

“They’re some of the best attackers in Serie A,” noted Bozzo. “And it is normal that they’re liked both in Italy and abroad.

“However, the two players are not moving.”

Quagliarella has struggled to become a mainstay in Juventus’ starting XI following injury in January 2011. The YouTube sensation managed a mere 23 League appearances last season – less than Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri – and scored just four goals all campaign.

Bozzo’s words seem to confirm that the player will not leave the Old Lady, even if a world class attacker were brought into the side, as is largely rumoured.

Gilardino similarly struggled for both playing time and goals last year. His return of just four strikes in 14 appearances since his January switch has left question marks about his Marassi future.