A Statement of Trust

In a somewhat unusual move, Palermo released an official statement today on a number of items with a common theme: Trust.

Perhaps feeling the need to explain the vision for Palermo and defend its moves on transfer market, the club posted the statement online. It’s a rare show of transparency for the Rosanero when such declarations are usually reserved for clearing up misunderstandings or misinterpretations in the media.

Below is the statement in full, translated into English of course:

TRUST is the driver we’ve chosen to characterize the technical project and initiative of Palermo Calcio, 2014/2015 edition.

A technical project constructed by the club with the determination to center on all of the objectives planned at the beginning of the season ticket campaign on the basis of the needs of the present and future of Palermo Calcio.

TRUST, in restarting from the solid base that permitted us to win the Serie B championship with five matches to go.

This is the objective that Palermo established at the beginning of the transfer market and centered on thanks to the great compactness of the group.

A technical and moral obligation to confirm the group of starters, protagonists of the winning ride of a year ago, and to sell only those who no longer believed in the Rosanero project.

The redemptions of Andrea Belotti and Achraf Lazaar opened the series of interventions on the market with coherence to really give concreteness to this specific desire.
TRUST, in the added valor that will come from the acquisition of players that have international experience like Giancarlo Gonzalez and Souleymane Bamba, and were put on show in the recent World Cup in Brasil and in the case of the Ivorian, in top European leagues, and Luca Rigoni, in his seventh season in the Italian top flight.

TRUST in the quality addition of Zouhair Feddal, coming off a good season with the Siena shirt, of Simon Makienok, the 23-year-old already in the rotation of the Danish national team and with a scoring average of a goal every two matches with Brondby, and of Joao Silva who concluded the season with Bari with eight goals.

TRUST in the youngsters to reclaim the line, that in the past gave great satisfaction to Palermo Calcio, pointing on a few of the promising youths of international football: Robin Quaison, Ivajlo Chochev and Emerson Palmieri, snatched from the competition of other important European clubs. Trust in the youngsters, products of our youth sector loaned out this season to help them mature like Petermann, Malele, Embalo and Lanini, this last one extracted from Juventus.

Trust and satisfaction on the part of the club for the respect of the planning and strategic lines desired by the club and shared with all of the technical and managerial staff.

Thoughts? Questions? Observations?