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ITA M: Kovač – “We want Zaytsev and Podraščanin, De Cecco will probably stay”

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source: gazzetta.it; Photo: Sir Safety Perugia

Sir Safety Perugia have finished 2015/16 season as the vice-champions of Serie A1. Next year, they are planning to make one step further…



Their head coach Slobodan Kovač gave a large interview for gazzetta.it in which he revealed some transfer plans of Sir Safety Perugia during the current window.

“It is obvious that if Ivan Zaytsev join us, we will be able to show much more, not just in the Playoffs, but also during the Regular Season. I hope that he will choose Perugia. The fact that he has put a video on his Facebook account, telling everyone that he is doing practices to play as outside-hitter, gives us theright to believe that he will be here in the next season. He knows that other teams see him as an opposite, while that we want to use him as our “hammer” outside-hitter, as we have Atanasijević at the position of opposite. We also need his personality in our roster.”

Kovač also revealed that Luciano de Cecco will probably stay in Sir Safety Perugia, while that the club will try to sign Marko Podraščanin.

“De Cecco has a valid contract and obviously we do not think about signing any new setter as long as we have him on our side. He is one of the best setters in Italy. At the same time, if we sign Ivan Zaytsev then we will have room for one more foreign player and we would like to have Marko Podraščanin in our team. He is a player of top quality who would definitely fit into our roster very well.”

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Massimiliano May 11, 2016 - 8:44 pm

Atanasijevic 400.000 Zaytsev 400.000 Middle 150.000 DeCecco 150.000 Total: 1.100.000!!!!!

Bank May 11, 2016 - 8:51 pm

More,they will take even more…

Massimiliano May 11, 2016 - 9:59 pm

@Bank Where does Sirci get all this money from???

The Hoff May 11, 2016 - 10:30 pm

If Perugia will play with a reception line consisting of Russell-Zaytsev-Giovi, De Cecco should rather improve his athletical skills/speed. he will have to make a lot of km……

Axe May 11, 2016 - 11:12 pm

@The Hoff everybody is talking about new libero and not Giovi…

dee jae69 May 12, 2016 - 12:49 am

@Axe perugia dont need zaytsev on their roster they need a good friggin libero

dee jae69 May 12, 2016 - 12:31 am

@The Hoff i agree aaron russell is used to fast sets, because he is fast. and he got a fast hand, he is used to micah’s fast set. but dececco always give him slow low sets thats why he always adjust. but is he set him fast he score. look their pipe combination play dececco master that. all dececco need is fast play and not always atanasijevic.

The Hoff May 12, 2016 - 12:16 pm

@dee jae69 When i talked about speed improvement, i mostly referred to De Cecco`s footwork. Neither Zaytsev nor Russell are high level receivers, so De Cecco will have to run a lot 🙂 Russell-Zaytsev-Atanasijevic would ensure good firepower from the wings but a less skilled/cheaper setter would get the job done, too. Just look at Zenit Zazan/Kobzar…..

dee jae69 May 12, 2016 - 12:26 am

thats alot of money to invest look what happen to lube they build a dream team and they failed. their roster is friggin good all they need to mentally prepare and more championship experience thats it


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