Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs have revealed the reasons behind why the club will not be
looking to sign Italian playmaker Gerardo Eliano Cozzolino.
The 25-year-old had been on trial at Naturena and had reportedly impressed coach Steve Komphela's assistant coach, John Paintsil.
The Italian-born player, who currently resides in Cape Town, was
recently on a two-week trial with Chiefs after being spotted playing for
ABC Motsepe League side Atlantic Nacional.
A source told Soccer Laduma that Cozzolino was a talented
playmaker who read the game well.
"They're actually looking for a
playmaker with a good shot and ball control.
"He doesn't have great pace, but you wouldn't expect that from a
playmaker anyway. Chiefs' goalkeeper coach Alexandre Revoredo also liked
him a lot. He said he'd sign him if it was up to him."
Nonetheless, it seems the club have opted against signing the
attacking midfielder after deciding there are already enough options
available in the midfield department.