Borja Valero, leader and ideal partner in midfield with Gagliardini
Seeing how it is almost impossible to reach Nainggolan or Strootman, Spalletti and Sabatini have one common name in mind: Borja Valero. The player already talked to Spalletti and could be the leader in the middle of that midfield. He can be an ideal partner with Gagliardini to whom, the Spanish could show how to handle delicate moments in high pressure matches. Valero has an expiring contract in 2019 and today during the board of directors meeting, Viola will decide on what to do.
Source: Gazzetta dello Sport