Empoli would like to keep Tommaso Baldanzi until the end of the season, but he’s not completely untouchable, as normal for a minnow. But the offer would have to be proper and match their valuation, Alfredo Pedullà informs.
The price tag of the starlet has decreased compared to the summer due to a challenging first half of the season because of a lingering ankle injury. Fiorentina tried to snap him up in the past window when he was worth €20M+.
Empoli could settle for €15M plus €4/5M add-ons for Baldanzi now. Roma are keen on him, but they don’t have much room to maneuver due to their Financial Fair Play restrictions. They have only signed players on loan so far. Director Tiago Pinto often stressed that they have a very limited budget.
The Giallorossi would need to sell to foot their pursuit, but their outcasts aren’t profitable. The Tuscan side is open to getting a youngster in return, but they won’t devalue their asset. In that sense, his goal against Juventus was perfectly timed.
Our Take on Baldanzi
His return to form couldn’t have happened at a better time for them. It’ll boost his valuation, on top of helping their chances of avoiding relegation, which got rekindled by their recent coaching change. That could also contribute to postponing his sale. His problems were just injury-related. He’d be a bargain at those figures, and more teams should be after him.
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