The 22-year-old Italian left back had a great season in a sluggish Genoa side, scoring one goal and providing four assists in 26 Serie A appearances. His strong campaign has now set up a possible transfer market Derby d’Italia, with both clubs keen to add him to their squads.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cambiaso first discussed the speed of things over the last year, from returning to Genoa to being linked with clubs like Juventus and Inter.
“It was all very, indeed too, fast. I’m hardly even aware of the situation, perhaps because in truth the situation itself is not so clear…
“And then, believe me, seeing all this from the outside is much easier than it really is. I’m waiting to see what will happen.”
He touched on Domenico Criscito’s possible move to MLS side Toronto FC.
“You have to move on, even good things come to an end. My footballing faith will remain unchanged. I’m a Genoan, but it shouldn’t be confused with work, which is football. I take it very seriously.”
The 22-year-old looked to explain why Genoa suffered relegation in the season just gone.
“I think several factors influenced us. After the change of ownership, there were three successive coaches, and this already indicates that something didn’t work.
“Little would have been enough and we could have escaped it. Now Genoa just has to look ahead.”
Finally, Cambiaso revealed which two players he idolises the most.
“There’s two. At the beginning I played as a trequartista and winger, and I fell in love with Dybala. When he played for Palermo, he came to Marassi and scored a crazy goal against Genoa.
“I was at the stadium, he impressed me. Then I became a full-back, a wide player, and there I take a lot of inspiration from Cancelo. I always watch his matches.”
Juventus are reportedly leading the race to sign Cambiaso this summer but nothing concrete has occurred yet, so Inter could always return once finalising the arrivals of Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala.
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