Cagliari president fed up with lack of stadium progress
Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has once more stated that he is fed up with the complete lack of progress on Cagliari’s planned new stadium. From an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport:
Ogni giorno c’è da superare un cavillo. Sono stanco. O i lavori iniziano per giugno o sarò costretto a cambiare politica. Mettetevi nei miei panni. Come posso chiedere a un giocatore di restare se il club non ha una casa e un progetto adeguato a certe ambizioni? Ripeto, il problema non è solo mio.
Which translates as much as:
Every day there is a new quibble. I’m fed up with it. Or the works start in June, or I have to change policies. Put yourself in my shoes. How can I ask a player to stay if the club does not have a home and a project with certain ambition? I repeat, the problem is not only mine.
The player in question is said to be Belgian 23-year-old Radja Nainggolan, who has recently attracted the interest of Juventus. Though it is doubtful that a stadium decision will make any difference here, as his move to the Turin club has already been all but confirmed.
Cagliari Calcio has been working on a move to a new stadium for over 5 years now, but is struggling to get final approval for the 23,200-seater-stadium that is planned to replace the Stadio Sant’Elia. The Sardinian club has already acquired a site near Elmas airport, however now finds itself in a conflict with airport regulator ENAC, who fear that the construction of the stadium may hamper airport operations.
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