Friday June 20 2014
Foschi outlines Cesena plans

Cesena’s Rino Foschi says fans won’t be deluded to expect ‘big purchases’, but names from Juventus, Milan and Atalanta may arrive.

The Cavallucci Marini are preparing for life back in Serie A next season after securing promotion this week with victory in the Serie B play-offs.

For their sporting director, however, work to strengthen the squad will be set only to a sensible budget.

“We will start with [Coach Pierpaolo] Bisoli - the promotion is to the merit of all the staff,” Foschi has told the Gazzetta dello Sport this week.

“The promotion back to Serie A will help us pay off the debts, whilst the fans are not deluded - we will not be making any big purchases.

“Some youngsters and some good long-term investments, those, yes. And the wage bill will increase from €5m to a maximum of €9m. Marilungo was the winter arrival that made the difference.

“Where will our reinforcements come from? I do not lack friendships - I can take from Juventus, Milan and Atalanta the non-EU internationals that they cannot find space for.

“Massimo Ambrosini? He is from the Romagna region, he could consider ending his career in Serie A with Cesena.

“[Milan forward] Andrea Petagna? He is a player that we really like, from even in Serie B. We will see how to move, he knows that I respect him. We will evaluate any possibility of picking him up.”

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