Monza, Andrea Ranocchia first official shot. Soon the second
The former Inter Milan central lands at the Brianza club.
First blow of the summer of the newly promoted Monza in Serie A: to reinforce the defense comes Andrea Ranocchia, who from July 1 will be an biancorosso player. The experienced Umbrian defender, who leaves Inter after 223 appearances among all competitions, signed a contract until June 30, 2024.
According to rumors, everything is now done also for the transfer of Alessio Cragno to Monza. The Lombard managers have reportedly reached an agreement with Cagliari on the basis of a loan with a right of redemption that turns into an obligation in case the Brianza club is saved.
“Born in Assisi on Feb. 16, 1988, Ranocchia made his debut among professionals with Arezzo, under the guidance of Antonio Conte, who made him debut in Serie B at the age of 18,” Monza wrote in a note. “In the summer of 2008 he was bought on a player-sharing basis by Genoa, which sold him on a temporary basis to Bari. In Puglia he found Antonio Conte, with whom he immediately achieved promotion to Serie A. In his first season in Serie A, he was among the revelations of Ventura’s Bari, which hit a brilliant 10th place. In the summer of 2010, it was Inter that secured the emerging defender’s card, in co-partnership with Genoa. After six months in Rossoblù, in January 2011 Ranocchia officially began his adventure in the Nerazzurri, which would last eleven seasons, with two spells at Sampdoria in 2016 and in England, at Hull City, in 2017.”
“At Inter, Ranocchia inherited Zanetti’s captain’s armband, wearing it in the 2014-15 season and won a Scudetto, an Italian Super Cup and two Italian Cups, the last one won last May 11 against Juventus. Overall, he boasts 215 Serie A appearances, 34 between Champions and Europa League and has also worn the Azzurri national team jersey 21 times. Ranocchia now arrives at newly promoted Monza in Serie A, where he brings experience, personality and a winning mentality.”