Massimo Ferrero has rejected the offer to buy the club submitted by Gestio Capital and Aser Group. "An incomprehensible no that jeopardizes the immediate future of the club, but that does not stop the will of Matteo Manfredi and Andrea Radrizzani to pursue the goal of giving a brilliant future to Sampdoria". Matteo Manfredi and Andrea Radrizzani say so. According to rumors, the offer made to the Rosan Trust that controls the shares of Samp is less than 30 million while the request is about 33 to guarantee two composition procedures.
Manfredi and Radrizzani continue to talk to the Trust and hope to reach a positive solution by tonight, when the shareholders' meeting will take place. At that time it could be decided to start the capital increase anyway (the two financiers have ready 35 million) in a forced manner and this could open the way to appeals by the property.
Manfredi and Radrizzani have been working for days to define the team roster and identify a high-profile technician.
At the same time, evaluations are underway to define an internal structure characterized by an international management. The two confirm "the presence of Qatar Sports Investments (PSG) in the transaction and that alongside Gestio Capital and Aser Group there are reliable, competent and extraordinarily solid partners".
The two managers would implement the capital increase through Across Fiduciaria, which some time ago acquired a hundred shares from the small shareholder Andrea Gais. "The agreement we have defined with the Board of Directors of Sampdoria - underlines Matteo Manfredi, Principal and Founder of Gestio Capital - provides for an exclusivity and was also reached thanks to the close collaboration with several minority shareholders. This demonstrates a broad consensus on the proposal. The capital needed to conclude the operation is already available. Our commitment is to ensure the financial stability of the club and in particular, to protect the interests of creditors with an eye to small ones" Manfredi adds: "This offer represents an important departure from the previous ownership and certifies a clear desire to preserve the coat of arms and tradition of Samp. Our plan, which provides for serious and sustainable growth, is already being drawn up and we are setting our work by planning investments that allow the club to return to the levels of excellence it deserves, but time is very, very limited." "It is essential to act quickly - explains Andrea Radrizzani, Chairman and Founder of Aser Group - because every day of waiting involves delays and the consequent danger of penalties borne by the club. Sampdoria risks suffering a loss of points or even not being entered in competitions. Therefore, it is imperative that all parties involved focus on the common goal of ensuring a solid future for the club. We are really sorry and disappointed that our offer has been exploited to meet the needs of others or to reopen negotiating tables. We want to stress that we have worked tirelessly, discreetly and respectfully with the management and the team, to ensure the continuity of this club. Our commitment is driven by the passion for football and the desire to bring positive results. There is deep pride in making our experience and reputation available, having chosen to invest and put our face in Genoa".