Part 3 - Italy (continued)
Transfers and Preseason
A very busy preseason, especially regarding transfers. A lot of co-owned players (my least favourite thing about Italian football) had to be decided on. Poli
the main ones I went for. Vedran Corluka
had agreed a deal with the previous regime but I'm not overly disappointed with that as I quite like him. Defence was the main issue to be addressed so I signed players who had a good previous season (Average Rating of 7 and above).
from Norwich, who I really rate, had a great season in the Prem for a relatively low fee was my first real bit of business. Matthew Briggs
provides competition for my other left back Kevin Constant. I signed John Flanagan
on loan as cover for both full backs. Nacer Chadli
had a good season at Spurs but they still decided to sell him. He's impressed so far in preseason. Phil Jagielka
provides much needed experience to my back line. Stephan El Shaarawy has handed in a transfer request so I'm currently looking at Memphis Depay as a possible replacement.
A pretty successful preseason campaign including a solid 1-0 victory over probable title contenders Juventus. I have a fairly tricky start to the season but luckily I'm in good form so hopefully this will help matters.