Il Corriere della Sera: Extension plus possible youth position for Balzaretti

Il Corriere della Sera has reported today that Roma look set to hand Federico Balzaretti, despite his recent complications with a hernia injury, a one year contract extension with the promise of a coaching position in Roma’s youth ranks.

Balzaretti hasn’t featured for Roma since last Fall after suffering a groin injury. The former Palermo man has been called by Rudi Garcia to the team’s summer tour, which was the first step in reintegrating Balzaretti into the first team. The Giallorossi look ready to hand Balzaretti a one year extension after his contract runs out in June 2015. Roma have made a deal like this before – with current Fiorentina manager Vicenzo Montella, who is now one of the finest managers in Italy.

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