In these previous weeks, it was rumoured that Marcello Lippi was willing to bring to Guangzhou another Serie A talent, after Diamanti: Lazio’s Federico Marchetti. The GK has been benched for 8 matches in a row, with Ertrit Berisha taking his place in the goal, with good results. Marchetti suffered a minor thigh injury at the beginning of January and, officially, he hasn’t recovered yet, even though this explanation seems dubious.
FIFA Agent and fomer Lazio player Fabio Firmani, though, explained that the move is impossible: “I don’t know who said these things, they should inform before making some whispers circulate. In all Asia, according to the rules, foreign goalkeepers can’t be fielded. They can’t be signed in order to save the growth of the movement.”