Published On: Thu, Feb 7th, 2013

Serie A sides take note: Strikers coming out of contract

Many Serie A clubs would be wise to make note of a surprisingly high number of strikers in the league who will be available for free this summer.

TMW have put together the list of 11 strikers who will be out of contract by the time this season ends and could do a very good job if clubs decided to make a move for them.

Even more surprising too may be the fact that three of these players are club captains who are all more than capable of hitting the back of the net in the top flight.

Torino’s Rolando Bianchi hit seven goals this season but the Granata have yet to offer him a new deal which means he could soon be looking for a new club with Atalanta very interested.

Palermo are struggling this season and leader Fabrizio Miccoli has not managed to prevent them falling to the bottom of the table and he has also previously stated that he would like to finish his career at Lecce.

Sergio Pellissier has been a Chievo player since 2002 and has already stated his desire to finish his career in Verona but has not yet signed a new deal although both he and the club are understood to want him to remain.

It is fast approaching the two-year anniversary of the last time that Vincenzo Iaquinta took to the field for Juventus and has played only while on loan at Cesena and his time in Turin will finally be at and end in June.

New Bianconeri recruit Nicolas Anelka only arrived at the club in January but signed just a six-month contract meaning that he too will be available on a free in a few months time.

That is precisely the same situation of that in Milan with Inter forward Tommaso Rocchi’s contract expiring at the end of the campaign and it is unlikely that he will be offered a new one, according to reports.

Siena could be in trouble next season no matter what division they are in if they do not tie down their strikers to new deals as three of their attackers are out of contract.

Reginaldo, Michele Paolucci and Erjon Bogdani are all free agents come the end of the season and between the trio, they have scored seven goals between them.

One striker who has surprised many this season is returning Fiorentina hero Luca Toni and he has already scored seven times this season meaning the chances of him signing a new deal have greatly increased.

Finally, Cagliari’s Brazilian striker Nene has struggled throughout this season to make himself a permanent fixture in the Rossoblu’s attack and with teams interested in him, it seems likely he is set to depart Sardinia, where he has been for four years.

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