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Damiani: “Radu Can’t Be Second Choice At Genoa, He Could Return To Inter”

Oscar Damiani, the agent of Inter youngster Iounut Radu, has confirmed that his client could return to Inter this month having lost his place at Genoa to Mattia Perin.

“Davide Nicola has been clear that there will be no battle for the starting spot in goals between Perin and Radu. Radu has been Genoa’s best player and certainly cannot stay and be second choice with all due respect to Perin,” he explained in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Rai.

“Radu has a right to be able to compete to be the number one and we will evaluate things during this month. It is a problem which a solution needs to be found for and maybe he could return to Inter.”
 

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I'm really not one for this "training with champions" and "learn from senior player" stuff that people like to talk up.

Some act as if having young players training alongside great older players is like giving them steroids. Not saying there's zero benefit in it, but IMO nothing beats actually playing consistently.

If Radu isn't going to be playing for the next 6 months, bring the boy home then. Better he train here than in that trainwreck of a club.
 

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Just simply loan him to another Serie A team. or even better sell him. i highly doubt he will be our new no1 after Handa.
 

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What is the contract status of Padelli ?

If he is going to leave next season then it is worth taking Radu back and give him some Europa League football i guess.
 

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I'm really not one for this "training with champions" and "learn from senior player" stuff that people like to talk up.

Some act as if having young players training alongside great older players is like giving them steroids. Not saying there's zero benefit in it, but IMO nothing beats actually playing consistently.

If Radu isn't going to be playing for the next 6 months, bring the boy home then. Better he train here than in that trainwreck of a club.

Well, truth is that the bext experience is to be playing with champions, not just training with them. But we've tried that with Sebastian Frey and the results were disastrous. A young goalkeeper is best served training with the best. He trains with them 5/6 times a week while a game is less than 2 hours work. If your training sessions aren't up to standards, those 2 hours of official games won't really do you much good aside from learning to cope with pressure. It can also be a devastating factor for a gk who relies on confidence. If your team and defence sucks it's not a really good 'school' for you. At least for more than a season.

With that being said, Radu is best off sent to a top team in a mid-tier league. The same formula I suggest for most of our non-Italian prospects. Send them to Holland, Greece, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Sweden, Serbia or wherever there's championship pressure and a demand by the fanbase to win all games (yes, fans can be irrational like that) and also get to play in UEFA competitions being a minnow in most of the games. Usually there are 2-4 teams in those leagus that will compete for the championship so that gives you a pool of like 30 teams you can opt to send someone for a proper football experience. This is also the mindset of players you need to have.
Italians on the other hand do not have this luxury as not everyone can belong to the big three [historically] and top talent develops everywhere*. It's just up to the player to make the right move and the right time. Otherwise you end up being like Stefano Fiore who was unlucky to make all the wrong choices (left Parma slightly early for an Udinese team that took off some years after the fact, then moved to Lazio when they started deteriorating and it was game over for him). Barella on the other hand made the move at the right time and I'm very excited to have him around.

Sending them just to get playing time is a way of telling them "you're never going to play here".

As for Radu, if he's sent back, I'd rather keep him around if he's mentally capable of handling it. Loaning him to another Serie A club would be the ideal situation as he's got used to being a Serie A starter and you avoid having him feeling terrible for going to 1st choice somewhere to 3rd choice at Inter. But it won't be the desired result in terms of his development to make the move.

* And this is exactly what ruined the previous generation, Juventus' trying to pull this off by themselves and monopolizing the Italian market, owning 3/4 of all Italian prospects and then just scattering them around for on the pitch or off the pitch benefits.
 

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It's a bit of both. No point training with champions if you never set foot on the pitch. No point being sent out like a lamb to the slaughter if your coaching is subpar.

I don't dislike the idea of sending him to a top team in a lower league like Slavia Prague. I've heard that school of thought a few times but loaning him to a better Serie A team than Genoa (not that hard, there's 19 of them) would be the best-case scenario.
 

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It's better for Radu to be Handa's backup challeging for Scudetto than fighting relegation and being no.2 to Rube's ex no2 keeper.
 

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He simply needs to play at this stage of development, we need to loan him out elsewhere. Plus, Padelli is pretty much a perfect backup GK - humble, lifelong fan of the club, happy with one or two appearances in friendlies or early coppa fixtures, and has decent skills if there ever comes a need for him to step up. And he is a very likable guy. Either way, Padelli's contract (Berni's as well, for that matter) expire in June this year, we gave them extensions last summer.
 

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Any news about staying in Genoa, new loan or coming to Inter?
 

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Return to Inter or new loan to somewhere else. He got fucked by Genoa, agent was quite pissed about the Perin move.
 

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Hopefully they can find him new long term option as a starter. Handa still have 1-2 years in him after this season I think.
 

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Ionut Radu’s Agent Oscar Damiani: “Nice Would Like To Sign Him On Loan From Inter”

Inter owned goalkeeper Ionut Radu’s agent, Oscar Damiani, discussed the current situation of the 22-year-old Romanian in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Marte.

“Today I’m in Nice and the French team would like to sign him on loan. Not for six months but at least for a year and a half. Radu deserves a team that respects him, and he would find that here.”

Damiani then spoke about the reasons why the 22-year-old was keen for a move away from Genoa, where he has been on loan since July of 2018.

“Radu has always done his duty. He was the best in Genoa, but the team have made their choice, that’s why we will look for somewhere else. If he has to be the second choice, he’ll do it elsewhere and not in red and blue.”

Radu has made 52 appearances across all competitions for the Ligurian side, conceding 83 goals in that time and keeping eight clean sheets.
 

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Current Nice number one Benítez (one of my choices to replace Handa) has 6 months left on his contract so he's possibly on the move before the end of the mercato. Raiola is his agent.
 

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According to Sky, Radu is close to Parma. I am not really confident he's gonna start ahead of Sepe but let's hope this is gonna be the case.
 

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According to Sky, Radu is close to Parma. I am not really confident he's gonna start ahead of Sepe but let's hope this is gonna be the case.
Seppe got hurt. That’s why they going after Radu.
 

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Sepe is having a great season with Parma, is it a long term injury?
 

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Radu to Parma is official. Dry loan till the end of the season.
 

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@brehme: In Cagliari Calcio 2:2 Parma, Colombi was the keeper @ Parma. :work:

Radu: 'Fate brought me to Parma'

Ionut Radu has claimed “fate” brought him back to Parma after a previous trial at the club and is “happy” to be part of a “large family” at the Ennio Tardini.

The Inter loanee spent the first half of the season at the Marassi with Genoa, but the Rossoblu replaced him as their first choice this winter and the Romanian started searching for a new club.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper has only played one game for the Nerazzurri since his arrival from Pergolettese in 2013, but he has experience from spells on loan at Avellino and Genoa.

“Nothing had been broken in Genoa, there were only a few technical choices that I have always respected,” he said at a press conference. “The first time I set foot in Italy, was here in Parma. I came to have a trial at the age of 15.

“Fate brought me back here, I’m happy about it. [Scout Vincenzo] De Vito is here, whom I know and had in Avellino. There’s a large group, we’re a large family and we can achieve great results.”

Radu kept eight clean sheets in 50 matches for Genoa and said he is still working to improve the strengths he already has to help him claim a spot in the starting line-up at the Ennio Tardini.

“My strengths are also what I have to work on, the mental aspect,” he added. “Everything starts from there. Improving the psychological aspect will help improve everything else.

“It’s always what happens on the pitch that decides. You must always give everything and put down maximum effort. Then, in the end, the coach decides.”

He admits that he didn’t know what the future held for him when Mattia Perin returned to Genoa this winter, but instantly accepted when he was presented a route to Parma.

“I was going to Inter, to talk about my future,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do. But then the phone call from Parma came and I immediately chose to come here.”

Good luck, hope you play as much as possible!
 
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