Zaragoza eye another Milito
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Zaragoza are hoping to try and thrash out a deal for Genoa striker Diego Milito.Real Zaragoza have dispatched a delegation to Italy to try and thrash out a deal for Genoa striker Diego Milito.
The Primera outfit are looking to bring in a proven goalscorer having sold their top scorer for the past two seasons, David Villa, to Valencia earlier in the summer.
They have already landed Brazilian Ewerthon from Borussia Dortmund, but now plan to try and unite Milito with his brother Gabriel who already plays at La Romareda.
Diego Milito has proved a revelation since joining Genoa from Racing Club in January 2004, notching 33 goals in 59 games.
That form helped fire Genoa into Serie A last term, but, as things stand, the club will be playing their football in Serie C1 next season after being found guilty of involvement in Italy's match-fixing scandal.
Milito has made it clear he will not stay at the club if the relegation is confirmed and admits the chance to link up with his brother at Zaragoza would be very tempting.
"It would appeal to me to go to Zaragoza because it would represent an important challenge in my career," he said recently.
Zaragoza are hopeful of securing a deal and have sent president Jeronimo Suarez to Italy to try and persuade Genoa counterpart Enrico Preziosi to do business.
The Italians will be loath to see the talented hit-man, 26, move on, but appear to have little hope of retaining his services following their punishment.