Today’s Adriano Destination? Parma, of Course.By: Martha | August 24th, 2007
Now that he seems relegated to fourth-choice in the Inter striker corp, the press are busy trying to find Adriano another place to play, even if it’s not entirely clear his agent is taking any such action.
The latest rumors have him returning on loan to Parma, the team with which he earned his (severely waning) reputation as a dominant striker. I realize this whole thing is probably a lie, but it sounds like a great deal all around: If there’s anywhere Adriano would be embraced eagerly it’s at Parma, and the team are not exactly drowning in experienced strikers. It’s a move that could mean regular appearances, and would give Adriano a chance to sort himself out away from the Big Club Spotlight, something that could only help his girth and sanity.
Today’s La Gazzetta claims Parma have made inquiries about a possible deal and, while there’s no way they could and/or would pay the Brazilian’s salary, there’s always the possibility of a Cassano-type deal, whereby Inter would assume a chunk of the responsibility in order to get the guy out of town for a while. In addition, Adriano would have to get over his apparent determination to play in the Champions League; one suspects the allure of a regular place would help ease the pain of that disappointment.