Bologna CEO Fenucci: ‘We’ll meet Thiago Motta in two days, I’d tie him to a chair to keep him’


Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci says he will talk to Thiago Motta about his future, and admits he’d ‘tie him to a chair’ to keep him at the club.  Fenucci was speaking at the “Calciomercato in the Era of Artificial Intelligence” organized by USSI in Coverciano, and talked about the future of the club and their key players:

“We have a match and a third place to secure. When I joined 10 years ago, we were in Serie B. Our hard work has led to an incredible outcome—nobody would have predicted us in the Champions League. Improving further will be tough, but we aim to maintain a strong presence in Italian football. We have an investor who allows us to invest, so we have every reason to move forward. My journey has been long, and my relationship with the media has evolved over time.”

“Motta? I’d tie him to a chair if I could, but it’s not easy,” Fenucci joked. “We’ll discuss his future tomorrow or the day after and see what he says. Our desire is to continue together, but we’ll see.”

“We hope it remains a red and blue film,” Fenucci said, referring to Bologna’s colors. “Just like for all the players linked to other clubs, we have a strong investor who allows us to continue without needing to sell anyone, and we will try to keep everyone. The only one in control of his destiny is Zirkzee, who has certain clauses, but we will try to retain him in the coming weeks.”


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