Wednesday, 4th June, 2014

Ciro Immobile’s agent believes that the Italian clubs can no longer compete with the top European clubs for the world’s best players.

Immobile was the top scorer in Serie A with 22 goals this season. He joined Borussia Dortmund from Torino earlier this week on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of €19.4m.

“Italian football is unable to attract top players, and it's actually the third consecutive year that the top scorer leaves Italian football,” the 24-year-old’s agent, Marco Sommella, told Radio CRC.

Napoli sold Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain last summer and AC Milan sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the same team in the summer of 2012. Both were, at that time, the top goalscorers in Serie A.


Sommella believes that the Italian clubs can no longer compete for the best players with the top European clubs as they just don’t have the financial means.

“It's not about lack of offers from the Italian clubs, but when teams like PSG, Real Madrid and Dortmund enter the race, the Italian clubs do not participate.”

BVB signed Immobile to fill the gap left by Robert Lewandowski, who will join Bayern Munich this summer on a free transfer.

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