Genoa set its sights on Mati Fernandez. The Fiorentina-owned central midfielder takes liking to the rossoblu directors, who are considering him in order to reinforce Gasperini’s midfield. In this sense the two clubs may agree the sum with the inclusion of Lodi in the negotiations, a player who likes Montella (he had him at Catania) and who is not finding space in Liguria. La Nazione reports.
Through 12 weeks the two like minded playmakers have had similar fortunes, including a goal to share. What also links Fernandez and Lodi is similar amounts of playing time, and a lack there of as of the last few games. The inconsistent playing under Montella is an indication that the Chilean international may not fit in with the tactics of the Viola manager, and it seems that Montella finds him more useful in bringing his former goal scorer, Francesco Lodi, to the Tuscan capital.