Zaccardo: LinkedIn The Serious Things!
Italian World Cup champion Cristian Zaccardo claims he has received more than a thousand bids after advertising for a new club on LinkedIn.
Zaccardo appeared on the front page when he expressed his desire to play with the new team on his social media, and while the veteran defender admitted that the search was a bit of fun, he admitted that he was flooded with thousands of proposals from around the world.
“I feel this is a bit fun, but I tell you the truth: I broke my contract with Vicenza, I’m fine and I’m ready to train a new team,” he told the media.
“My focus is to make announcements for overseas markets. Everyone knows I’m in Italy. I learned English at school, then a little German and Spanish in Wolfsburg.
“How many bids come in? Over thousands, but I have not thought about it.
“A serious proposal? There are from Greece, Portugal and second division Spain and also Brazil, Argentina and Australia.
“I also got an offer from top-class teams who had promised me to treat me to a drink after winning!
“What is less than me is speed, but instead I offer experience, good player placement and also proficient reading the course of the game.
“I’m a leader who does not talk much. It’s hard to unite all the players into one team, but I try to lead along with the example to the young players.
“I am also willing to appear in Serie A for free, but given a bonus, depending on the personal targets and teams that I defended at the time.
“I played 381 games in Serie A and I want to round it up to 400. Do I have a place in Milan? Probably, but not for now. They have not been too far … ”
The 35-year-old made three appearances for Italy in 2006 and also played for Palermo, Parma and Milan classmates before spending last season in Serie B with Vicenza.