Bari sporting director Ciro Polito has given his say on the transfers of two of the club’s most valued players – Walid Cheddira and Elia Caprile – to Napoli. Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who also heads as Bari’s honorary president, was, without say, instrumental in the duo’s move, and Polito has revealed that he has no regret over their respective exits to Napoli.
Speaking at a press conference at San Nicola Stadium (via TuttoBari), Polito shed light on the departures of both Cheddira and Caprile, with the former receiving great interest from Frisonone, who ultimately captured him on a loan deal.
“Cheddira received a lot of attention and few real offers. Only director Guido Angelozzi really believed in him but couldn’t buy him. Napoli is the only team that put money on the plate to send him to Serie A. Caprile is a goalkeeper with a future. The Neapolitans believed in him and wanted to see him in the top flight. I have no regrets and am satisfied with what the boys gave to us.”
Both Cheddira and Caprile were immediately loaned out once their transfers to Napoli became permanent. While Cheddira headed to Serie A newcomers Frosinone, Caprile was taken to Empoli on a similar temporary deal.
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