Piatti: “I haven’t received any offers”

The winger denied having any knowledge of ongoing negotiations with Atlético

Will Piatti be joining us after the season? (dpa)

Will Piatti be joining us after the season? (dpa)

Almería winger Pablo Piatti told Cadena Cope radio on Thursday that he has not “received any offers” and “doesn’t know anything” about a pending deal with Atlético, Andalusian paper Ideal reports.

On Wednesday, Mundo Deportivo claimed the 22-year-old was set to join los Colchoneros at the end of the season, but Piatti denied those reports, assuring Almería fans that his only objective was to save the team from relegation.

“I haven’t received any offers and I don’t know anything, but every player likes to continue to grow,” he said. “Nonetheless, I am focussed on the match against Valencia and on helping Almería remain [in the top flight].”

The pocket-size striker admitted that rumours about a move make him uncomfortable, because he feels it would be “disrespectful” for him to talk about other clubs at the moment, considering his team’s delicate situation.

Even if negotiations between Atlético and Almería are in progress, the former Estudiantes man would be wise to play down talks of a possible departure so as not to cause even greater harm to the already suffering Almería faithful. If he does end up joining Atleti and Diego Forlan is still around, perhaps he can teach ‘La Rubia’ a thing or two about exercising prudence when giving an interview.

It seems like the person who edited Piatti’s Spanish Wikipedia page may have jumped the gun, as the winger’s biographical section suggests he “officially signed” with us on 13 April 2011.

Perhaps we should wait for further clarification on the Piatti matter from Rojiblanco president Enrique Cerezo, who always appears to be on top of things.

  • Derek Maaijen

    When did you become so cynical, Martin? 😀

  • starvs

    Nice to see him trying to respect his current club/situation.

  • Ringo Schut

    “pocket-size”, haha

    I’d like to see him come and I have a good feeling about it.
    But sadly enough, it’s common sense that a good feeling is usually a lie at this club..

  • palc

    He won’t have to make big adjustments if he is to join Atletico. He’s already in red and white. Im sure the transfer will come through. This I think will also mean that Salvio is staying at Benfica. Its OK for me since Piatti>Salvio

  • Javi


    Lineup for 2012
    We score 3+ gols every game

  • Ringo Schut

    And concede 4+?

    Besides Elias, there is no midfield!

  • Hold on…so Forlán according to that is playing as a winger or midfielder? 0_o

  • Javi

    Forlán would be more of a midfielder. Yes it’s a crazy scheme but as General Patton said the best defense is offense

  • Javi

    At least this season Forlan has been bad upfront were he gets all the attention if he roams behind Kun just outside the area he might get less attention and be able to recover his fabulous long shot goals

  • Javi

    By the way, salvio injured his foot and his season is over, making it more likely that Benfica will not pay the 15m and he will be back with us

  • True that, those long shots really are amazing! =)

  • Javi

    Forlan is off the list for tomorrow btw

  • Heißenberg

    imagine these:
    -De Gea-

    age average: 22,9.

    with few adjustments we dominate the league throughout next decade.

  • Ringo Schut

    Why Ansaldi? You a fan of Ansaldi’s or do you not like Filipe?

  • ali_

    ansaldi can play on the right. he or gökhan gönul would be a great addition.

  • Lubo Sklenar

    ali_ is right, gonul would fit well, but because of our limitations in non-european spots, ansaldi will be better and maybe also cheaper option.

  • Ringo Schut

    But I mean, he has Vidal and Ansaldi as RB and LB, looking at the lay-out with Ansaldi as LB, although there are people who mirror the formation.
    It was more like: “why no Filipe?”

  • Heißenberg

    In my opinion Filipe failed to make an impact this season. Offensively he is not as good as I expected, especially with the crosses. Defensively he is poor and is responsible for a lot of conceded goals.
    I am not saying that he should be sold or something, he should and will get a chance to prove himself next season but since Ansaldi will be cheap, why not try to get him and bring some more depth to our squad?