Serie A new boys Monza make splash on transfer market

Antonio Candreva

Monza are in Serie A for the first time in their history and are looking to Andrea Belotti, Antonio Candreva, Stefano Sensi, Junior Messias, Mattia Caldara, Daniel Maldini and Andrea Ranocchia.

The Lombardy club won the Serie B promotion play-offs to step up into the top flight along with Lecce and Cremonese in the 2022-23 campaign.

They are owned by former Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi, with his eternal right-hand man Adriano Galliani in charge of transfers.

According to various reports including Sky Sport Italia, Calciomercato.com and Sportitalia, Monza are already hard at work to bring more experience to the side.

Some of that comes from Inter, namely defender Ranocchia who is a free agent this summer and midfielder Sensi, who would be available on loan with option to buy.

Perhaps the most intriguing player linked with Monza is Candreva, currently impressing at Sampdoria after seven goals and 12 assists in 39 competitive games this season.

The 35-year-old is under contract until June 2024, but could be intrigued by the call from ambitious Monza.

Midfielder Sensi was also at Samp this season on loan from Inter, but is not part of Simone Inzaghi’s plans and needs somewhere he can play regularly to shake off the constant muscular injuries.

Monza have already done business with Inter, as they have Michele De Gregorio on loan with obligation to buy and hope to make Lorenzo Pirola’s transfer permanent too.

Galliani is also eager to work with his old club Milan, who could sell or loan players including Messias – who had already been approached by Monza last summer when still at Crotone.

Caldara has just completed his loan spell at Venezia and is another target, while youngsters Daniel Maldini and Matteo Gabbia could be sent out on loan for regular playing time.

Belotti could be on the cards too, although the centre-forward is likely to aim for more ambition if he does leave Torino as a free agent.

3 Comments on “Serie A new boys Monza make splash on transfer market”

  1. If Belotti leaves Torino, he could easily go to a team playing in Europe next season, so why bother with newly-promoted Monza?

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