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Rolando Bianchi looking for his final make or break transfer


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By Andrew Harding

Thursday 21 July 2011


Players can end up on the transfer list for a multitude of reasons, the majority being as a negative towards the player in question but in the case of Rolando Bianchi, Torino’s reason for transfer-listing him is more a negative on the club itself. Missing out on promotion back to Serie A has proven the key to Torino touting Bianchi to clubs already in the top-flight and also a smattering of clubs abroad.


At the age of 28, the next destination in his career could well be his last chance of progressing to play for one of the bigger clubs in the peninsula. He has of course tried before with little success. He showed promise early in his career, playing well for the Italian under-21s but while prolific in the youth ranks with Atalanta, it didn’t translate to the first team until a move to Reggina.


Following his breakthrough at Reggina and his outstanding 2006-07 campaign, he was subject to interest from plenty of top clubs in Serie A but he instead chose to join the emerging revolution at Manchester City under the tutelage of Sven-Goran Eriksson. While he started off in a decent fashion, Bianchi tumbled rapidly down the pecking order quite quickly despite the hefty fee the English club had paid for his services.


This one decision on his part had not turned out so well and unfortunately his next choice of club wasn’t to be a particularly good one either as he joined Lazio on loan with view to impressing l’Aquile enough for him to return to his homeland with a contract with the Biancocelesti. Unfortunately for Bianchi, the period at Manchester City seemed to have had a destabilising impact on his play and rather than rediscovering the form of his Reggina days, he continued in the vein of form he had shown in England and with that, Lazio opted against making the transfer permanent.


Bianchi found himself in a quandary as it was quite clear that he was no longer required in Manchester and so found himself on the transfer list. There were always going to be potential suitors for him after form he had shown prior to moving to England but it would be safe to say he had fallen in estimations especially in the transfer market. He would sign a deal with Torino in 2008 and has been at the club up until now where he is faced with a decision as to where he will be for the campaign ahead.


Bianchi had a good season last year in front of goal and he’s likely to stir up interest from plenty of Serie A clubs. Of all the rumoured options available to him, a name that sticks in the mind is that of his first club, Atalanta. Age may be playing a part on his mind hence the supposed increasing likelihood of a move to Fiorentina as they are an established Serie A side and there will be little fear of relegation. His career could not take another disappointing sojourn and so the hope for him is that he has learned from his mistakes and will make the correct move for his career as opposed to the immediate that has taken away vital years before.




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