OFFICIAL: Sala rejects Sassuolo, joins Cesena
Jacopo Sala has been unveiled as Cesena's new signing, only three days after they unveiled Vincenzo Renella. It had been speculated that Sala had two offers on the table, with one being Sassuolo and the other one being Cesena, with Sala confirming it prior to his move to Cesena. The young midfielder had only joined Hellas Verona last summer, but with a strong league performance, attracted interest from two fellow Serie A sides.
The fee of the transfer is undisclosed but sources close the club state that it took a 'financial effort' for the midfielder to join after Bisoli asked for his transfer after their friendly win against French side US Dunkerque. It is rumored to be in the same mark of another signing this season in the name of Vincenzo Renella, which places the fee around the £1 - £2 million mark.
Sala rejected advances from Sassuolo to join Bisoli's Cesena side.
In his press conference the midfielder stated that, the determining factor was talks to where and how much he would play with Cesena manager Pierpaolo Bisoli. With a joke on his first day at Cesena, Sala said that the 'open charm offensive' was also a sign that Cesena wanted him more than Sassuolo did.
During Jacopo Sala's unveiling, Pierpaolo Bisoli revealed ill news about a transfer, stating that they pulled out of Giulio Donati's signing after Donati revealed that he would join Hellas Verona. Whether it was an under the table agreement between Hellas Verona and Cesena for Sala's signing remains unknown.
Jacopo Sala is set to become the club's highest player, earning a basic wage salary of £720,000 per season, before bonuses.