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Sunday September 13 2020
Rodriguez suffers thigh injury

Coach Marco Giampaolo sweats over Ricardo Rodriguez’ fitness one week ahead of Torino’s opening match against Fiorentina.

The full-back, who arrived from Giampaolo’s former club Milan ahead of 2020-21, has suffered a thigh injury during training.

Rodriquez will be evaluated in the next few days, as Torino will continue their preparation on Tuesday.

The club’s official website confirmed all players tested negative and are ready to go after concluding the pre-season retreat.

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Sunday August 30 2020
Giampaolo learned from Milan mistakes

Marco Giampaolo is seemingly trying to use the mistakes he made at Milan to rebuild with familiar faces at Torino, writes Vijay Rahaman.

Following a disastrous seven-game spell at Milan, Marco Giampaolo is back on the bench in Serie A at Torino and seemingly intent on recreating his former teams in Turin. The transfer strategy so far has been based on familiarity, bringing in players he already knows and worked with in the past at Milan or Sampdoria.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Torino try new faces in friendly

Torino won their first pre-season friendly 4-1 against Novara, with Simone Zaza, Andrea Belotti, Jacopo Segre and Simone Edera on target.

Coach Marco Giampaolo wasted no time introducing the new signings in his 4-3-1-2 formation, with Alex Berenguer behind Belotti and Zaza.

Ricardo Rodriguez started at left-back, with Karol Linetty in midfield.

Zaza opened the scoring after seven minutes by pouncing on a defensive error on the edge of the box, then Belotti finished off a Berenguer assist.

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Saturday August 22 2020
Rodriguez: 'Giampaolo knows what I can give Torino'

Ricardo Rodriguez is glad to work with ex-Milan coach Marco Giampaolo at Torino in their new adventure together. ‘He knows what I can give to the team.’

The Swiss international spent half of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, but has returned to Serie A for a reunion with the coach who was briefly working with him at Milan.

“I am happy to be at Toro, I thank the director, President and coach for their faith in me, and I want to do well,” said Rodriguez in his press conference.

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Wednesday August 19 2020
Torino transform midfield

Torino continue to transform their squad under new coach Marco Giampaolo, with talks for Rade Krunic, Lucas Biglia and Antonin Barak.

The tactician was presented to the media in a press conference today and already announced his first signing, left-back Ricardo Rodriguez, arriving from Milan for €3m.

This isn’t the only player to be poached from the Rossoneri, as Toro are also in negotiations for Bosnia international midfielder Krunic and Argentine veteran Biglia.

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Wednesday August 19 2020
Official: Torino sign Milan's Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez is officially a Torino player after completing his transfer from Milan for a reported €3m fee.

He had his medical today, so the announcement was only a matter of time.

The Swiss international spent half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan at PSV Eindhoven, who did not activate their option to buy.

According to reports, the contract to June 2024 is worth €1.5m per season.

Rodriguez has left Milan after three seasons, having joined from VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2017, playing 93 competitive games for the club.

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Wednesday August 19 2020
Rodriguez undergoes medical at Torino

Torino-bound Ricardo Rodriguez undergoes the required medical tests today, ahead of his move from Milan.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed the Swiss left-back has arrived for his medical with the Granata.

The new chapter in Turin will officially start after the required tests, as Torino have reached an agreement with Milan and the player.

The arrival of Rodriguez is being formalised today and soon expected to be officially announced by the Granata.

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Friday August 14 2020
Sky: Rodriguez set for Torino

Torino have reportedly reached an agreement with Milan for Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez, who will sign a four-year deal with the Granata.

Sky Sport Italia claims the defender will sign with Torino in the next few hours, after Torino agreed to pay Milan €3m for his services.

The report claims Rodriguez, who spent the second half of the season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, will sign a deal worth €1.5m a season until June 2024.

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Friday August 14 2020
Reports: Rodriguez to Torino done deal

Ricardo Rodriguez has agreed his transfer to Torino, claim multiple sources, with Milan receiving €3m plus bonuses.

The Swiss international full-back was a specific request from new Toro coach – and former Rossoneri boss – Marco Giampaolo.

After several days of intensive negotiations, Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Radio Rossonera all state that the club and player have agreed every detail.

A medical is now expected next week, possibly on Tuesday.

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Thursday August 13 2020
Report: Toro want to renew with Ansaldi

Torino are, according to Corriere di Torino, on the verge of signing a new deal with Cristian Ansaldi and close to agreeing with Milan for Ricardo Rodriguez.

The Granata met with the Rossoneri at Casa Milan yesterday and reportedly offered €2m for the Swiss full-back.

Corriere di Torino claims Milan initially asked for €3.8m and the two clubs are still negotiating, but closer to agreeing on the price for the 27-year-old.

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