Cagliari sets its sights on a Japanese talent

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Cagliari sets its sights on a Japanese talent

Strike in perspective for Cagliari: in the Sardinians’ sights is Ryotaro Araki, a Japanese talent born in 2000. A trequartista with refined feet, the youngster can play in all midfield roles: ductility and talent are the main factors that have enticed the red and blue ds Nereo Bonato. Also not to be underestimated is the contract aspect: Araki is tied to the Kashima Antlers who, to avoid losing him for zero in 2023, could decide to let him leave for a decidedly affordable sum.

At the presentation press conference Bonato spoke precisely about scouting: “Scouting for new talent means being able to monitor all markets, domestic and international. Current digital platforms can be supportive, and you have to be able to make the best choices while zeroing or reducing the risk of error as much as possible. Every scouting activity is different from club to club, so to operate well you first need to have a deep knowledge of the club and the environment.”

The scudetto won by Cagliari at the end of the 1969-70 season has remained in the history of Italian soccer. Manlio Scopigno was on the bench while the team’s star was Gigi Riva: the bomber scored 21 goals, boasting the title of top scorer for the third time in just four years. Riva ended his very long experience on the island in 1977, having scored something like 164 goals.

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