Secrets and Whispers: Chelsea FC would be interested in AC Milan’s Valentina Giacinti
As noted earlier, there is an inner turmoil within AC Milan Women. The locker room appears fractured and the team no longer appears to be a cohesive and functional unit.
The main reason for the rift appears to focus on a feud between two of the players and coach Maurizio Ganz. The two players in question are Valentina Giacinti and Verónica Boquete. And naturally, of course, that led to rumors about their potential departures.
The Viola also apparently extended an offer for Valentina to join them. However, Giacinti’s most publicized offers came from abroad. The most important of them is that of Chelsea fc. The previously mentioned Tutto Calcio Women said that if Giacinti decides to leave Milan, they will refuse to sell her to other teams in Italy. Rossonere management reportedly rejected major offers from both AS Rome and Fiorentina, because they do not wish to strengthen their national competition. Instead, they would only accept offers from foreign teams, with Chelsea being one of the interested parties.
If Valentina joined the Blues, then she would find herself in a top roster that included Pernille Harder, Ji So-yun, Melanie Leupolz, Fran Kirby and of course, Sam Kerr. Giacinti would also find himself alongside not only Kerr but another Ballon d’Or nominee, in that of team captain Magdalena Eriksson.
It also has to be wondered if she would find room in their starting XI, or if Valentina would be happy to play the role of the team’s super-under.
The same site reports that other teams are also interested in the striker, including a few Spanish teams. Valentina was previously linked to real Madrid in the past, therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising if Las Blancas rekindled his interest in the striker.
However, all hope is not lost for Milan. According to Alessandro Jacobone (Milanisti No Evoluto), the club’s technical director, Paolo Maldini, is expected to meet Valentina in the coming days. The goal of the meeting is to convince the attackers to stay in the team by reminding them of their importance for the Rossonères project.
Nevertheless, given that Maldini recently intervened in favor of Maurizio Ganz and defended him when he took the armband off Giacinti, Valentina cannot be faulted for having doubts. You also can’t blame her if she accepts some of the offers that have been sent to her. It should also come as no surprise if she decides to leave the club.
Giacinti’s departure would be a devastating loss, given how much she has been instrumental in the club as a whole. The striker is single-handedly responsible for 36.1% of Milan’s goals (55 out of 122). In total, the Italy international has scored 181 goals for club and country and recorded a total of seven assists (InStat).
She is also the true leader of the team and was, at one point, the club’s golden girl and the most poignant symbol in all of Milan. Now, the Rossoneri have declined to feature her in many of their recent promotional activities as there’s a chance she won’t be staying with them any longer.
And all of a sudden, everything the club has built threatens to come undone.
This syndicated soap opera takes place nightly, so stay tuned as we’ll be posting more on it in the coming days.