Catania concede they may lose Alvarez

Catania have reluctantly admitted that they may be forced to cash-in on highly-rated defender Pablo Alvarez, as big clubs have been circling and are aware of his potential.
The Argentinean right-back has attracted interest due to his excellent form for the Sicilian club since arriving in January 2008 from Estudiantes in his home country. But Catania are aware that they cannot compete financially with bigger clubs, and concede that they may have to sell the 26-year-old. Fiorentina are reportedly in pole position to sign him because their coach Sinisa Mihajlovic previously managed Catania, and the two clubs have a good relationship.
Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco said: “At the moment, I have not spoken to [Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo] Corvino or anyone at Fiorentina.
“Alvarez is undoubtedly a quality player who can play on both sides of the pitch and is ready to play for a big club. As it stands no negotiations exist between any club, but I understand that Mihajlovic – as he was the coach here – is interested in having him at Fiorentina.
“Should they come knocking for Alvarez, we would listen to their offer. It is no secret that a good rapport exists between the two clubs. Should a good offer arrive we have no problem negotiating.” Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

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