The transfer market at Villarreal is shaky because, according to journalists Fabrizio Romano and Matteo Moretto, the Spanish club has expressed interest in Luca Caldirola as a possible defensive reinforcement from Monza. The Italian centre-back's contract runs until June 2025 and Villarreal are considering a possible new signing in the January window.
🟡🇮🇹 Villarreal have inquired about Luca Caldirola as Monza's new central defender.
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2024
The 32-year-old Caldirola is characterized by his versatility and can play as both a central defender and a left-back. His experience in the elite of European football and his performance this season with one goal and one assist in 18 games for Monza in Serie A and the Italian Cup make him an attractive target for Villarreal.
Yellow Submarine's current strategist Marcelino García Toral has requested the inclusion of a central defender to strengthen the defense in the second half of the season. Caldirola fits perfectly into the profile sought by the coach and adapts to the club's financial situation, which makes the possibility of his arrival more plausible.
Despite Villarreal's interest, Monza are not prepared to let Caldirola go so easily and would like to keep the experienced defender at least until the summer. Negotiations could get complicated, but Villarreal is determined to improve its squad and strengthen the defensive zone with the possible reinforcement of Luca Caldirola. The second half of the season looks exciting for the Yellow Submarine as they look to compete in both national and international competitions.