Bologna FC is reportedly active in the transfer market, looking for a striker to bolster their roster. The player in question is Santiago Castro from Velez Sarsfield, born in 2004. However, according to Il Corriere dello Sport, negotiations with the Argentine club seem to be anything but straightforward.
Velez Sarsfield, having no pressing need to sell, refused to extend the payment of the nine-million-euro fee. Previously, the Argentine club turned a deaf ear to Bologna’s calls. Consequently, the decision now rests with Bologna’s president, Joey Saputo, whether to pay the release clause immediately or direct their market men Sartori and Di Vaio to consider other names, possibly postponing this acquisition until summer.
Second on the red and blues’ shortlist is reportedly Talles Magno, a Brazilian playing for New York City FC. Meanwhile, Castro has made it known that he hopes to move to Italy, potentially willing to skip the pre-Olympic gathering of the Argentinian national team.
The team’s coach, Mascherano, expressed his hopes regarding the situation, stating, “I hope the negotiations can be resolved as soon as possible. This will help us prepare best for the Paris Olympics, where Castro will play a leading role.”.