Thursday February 27 2014
Preziosi: No Genoa buyer yet

Enrico Preziosi insists that whilst Genoa will be his last club, he is struggling to find a buyer, as he reiterates faith in Gian Piero Gasperini.

The 66-year-old, who made his fortune in the toy industry, has been owner at Genoa since June 2003, but in recent months has had the club up for sale.

However, with little speculation over prospective buyers, the President is not holding much hope of a change of ownership anytime soon, and even less hope of the club moving over to another fan.

“Another fan as owner would be welcome, even better if it was a Genoa fan,” began Preziosi to Il Secolo XIX today.

“The problem is that there is no-one, no-one has stepped forward. Today there is nothing, people love to just talk.

“I have already said, if someone was to come forward with greater means than mine, a sheikh, for example, I would leave. But no-one has come forward.”

Preziosi indicated that in the meantime, his focus is on transfer strategy at Marassi, and on continuing work with Coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

“I am now engaged with Gasperini in the plan to strengthen the team. I have spoken with Gasperini, we have started to follow some players that interest us.

“We are working together, just as we already did during the January transfer window, and the aim is to strengthen this team.

“With Genoa I have not won anything, I’d like to leave a mark. But it takes time.”

Bari are on the verge of bankruptcy and Preziosi was suggested as possibly interested in buying them out.

“I will not even waste time to deny this, I have already said, Genoa will be my last club, after which I will concentrate only on being a grandfather.”