Newly promoted Serie A side terminate first signing's contract after two months

Newly promoted Serie A side terminate first signing's contract after two months

  • Andrea Rannochia is now a free agent after his contract with Monza was terminated by mutual consent
  • The midfielder had barely been at the club for two months before suffering two injury setbacks
  • Monza is in the Serie A for the first time in the club’s history

Newly promoted Serie A side Monza have parted ways with Inter Milan legend Andrea Ranocchia, barely three months after he joined the club.

Rannochia was the first signing Monza made in an ambitious summer spending spree as they looked to make the most out of their first ever season in Italy’s top flight.

The ex-Inter man joined Monza on a free transfer but his career with his new club took a nosedive after he sprained his ankle and sustained a fracture to the fibula in the 4-0 defeat to Napoli.

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Andrea Ranocchia in action during the pre-season friendly match between AC Bellinzona and AC Monza at Stadio Comunale on July 10, 2022 in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Photo by Giuseppe Cottini.
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On Wednesday, September 21, Monza released a statement announcing Rannochia had been let go by mutual consent.

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“Monza thank Ranocchia for thee months spent together and wish him the best for the future,” the statement read.

He is not the only major change The Brianzoli have made early on in the season as the club also recently, changed their coach, with Raffaele Palladino to replacing the under-fire Giovanni Stroppa

Monza have since won their first ever game in top-flight football as they sank Juventus 1-0 at the U-Power Stadium.

Rannochia’s most notable stint of his career was with Inter Milan, a club where he spent 12 years.

He was appointed Inter captain in 2014, replacing the retiring Javier Zanetti but was downgraded to a sub in the subsequent seasons by new Inter boss Roberto Mancini.

Source: Sports Brief News