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Report – Benitez Linked With Move For £11M Rated Italian Central Defender

Rafa Benitez is reported by the Italian press to be interested in signing Gian Marco Ferrari, who plays for Sassuolo.

Ferrari joined Sampdoria last season on a season-long loan deal and had an excellent season playing 31 times with two goals on loan.

Calciomercato.it is reporting the 26-year-old center-back is interesting Newcastle and we will need to sign another central defender if Chancel Mbemba leaves us this summer after three years on Tyneside.

He is said to have agreed personal terms to return to Anderlecht although no fee has yet been agreed between the clubs.

Gian Marco Ferrari was born in Parma, and has played for several Italian clubs (9 clubs in total) in his career.

He started at his hometown club Parma and in 2013 moved to Gubbio where he stayed for one year before returning to Parma.

Ferrari moved to Crotone one year later and then to Sassuolo in 2016.

26-year-old Gian Marco Ferrari – Italian defender

He has been on loan at many clubs including lower league Italian clubs like Monticelli Terme, Crociati Noceto, Fiorenzuolaand, and Renate.

Premier League club Fulham are also reported to be interested in signing the 6ft 2ins tall defender.

Sampdoria Chairman Massimo Ferrero is reported to have an option to buy the Italian defender for €13M (£11.2M) as part of the loan contract but is trying to get a reduction on that fee.

Best of luck with that.

The player has certainly moved around a lot in his short career and in total has played 175 first team games with 8 goals and 14 assists.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

127 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #121

    A goal keeper born in Holland but living in Newcastle since he was sixteen, of course he’d understand the rivalry. It was a talking point for pundits what he done.

  • Jib

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #122

    wot he done

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #123
  • Jib

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #124

    £14K pm mortgage sheesh !!!!!

  • lochinvar

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #125

    Are you house hunting Dubai ?
    See that the offer range is between £3m to £4m which suggests that the Estate Agents are not very good at negotiating.
    If they value it at £4m then that’s the asking price not a 25% discount to sell at £3m, not sure Tim will be happy with that.
    Me , I’m going in with a cheeky £2,999,999 offer so hope that Jib doesn’t gazump me.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #126

    I am Loch, in Northumberland too (see previous posts), but not at that price, 2 bed cottage £300k max, good pub nearby.


    Jun 2, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #127

    It is embarressing & boring to read this blog, just look how many players we are supposedly interested in today, tomorrow there will be about 8 more stories & that is exactly what tey are STORIES with different players named. Please give us some FACTS or donr bother posting


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