Roma’s Gonzalo Gonzalez is being compared to a ‘monster’, according to locals in the town of Villa Graziella.
The Argentine international, who has already won a league title and two cup competitions, is the target of a number of bids in Serie A, but the Villa Gazzaniga’s mayor, Giancarlo Risso, says he will not sell the player.
“I am not selling Gonzalo Gonzalez,” Rismo told reporters.
“Gonzalo is a unique talent, he is a real monster and he is going to stay with us for a long time.”
Villagers’ interestThe town of Villas Puntos is home to a number, including the owners of the former Juventus club, which are desperate to make a move for the 23-year-old.
The club’s director of communications, Giorgio Gualtieri, says there have been offers from other clubs and that Villa Gazans president Giuseppe Scutari is interested in Gonzalo, but he has not received any offers.
“We’re waiting for the right offer, but no one is giving us a straight answer yet,” he said.
“So we are not saying we’ll sell him, but it’s too early to say what will happen.”
Scutari has yet to make his decision, but is expected to make one on Wednesday, when he will officially open the club’s doors for the first time.
“This is a club with a rich history, with many international trophies and great tradition,” he told journalists.
“But for now we’re waiting to see if we’ll be able to reach a deal.”
The Bianconeri, currently fourth in Serie B, face an uphill task in securing a player of Gonzalo’s quality.
The Biancocelesti are currently eighth in Serie D, three points behind second-placed Juventus and five behind champions Inter.
“There’s nothing we can do but wait and see how we react to this offer,” Gualterio told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“As long as I live I hope to see another one.”