From Almqvist to Piccoli, passing through Touba and Dermaku: how Lecce will change

June begins, the month that formally closes a sporting season but essentially opens the doors to the next. The contracts relating to the 2023-24 football season, including loans, will expire in 29 days. At Lecce, the only player who will leave on a free transfer will be Kastriot Dermaku, whose contractual relationship will not be extended following numerous injuries. However, there are three players in Salento on a temporary basis, whose future will need to be discussed.

Touba towards failure to redeem
The future of the Algerian defender, purchased in the summer from Basaksehir on loan with the right and obligation to buy under certain conditions, is clearer. The latter did not occur (only 7 appearances in Serie A) and the Giallorossi do not seem willing to redeem the central defender. Net of surprises, it will be goodbye and, also considering Dermaku’s deadline, Corvino and Trinchera will be called to intervene massively on the market for the backlog department.

Backfire for Almqvist and Piccoli?
Attacking winger Pontus Almqvist, taken on loan last June, will return to Rostov. It was an overall positive season for him, even if it was full of ups and downs. Who knows if Corvino and Trinchera will try to renege on the attacker’s contract, perhaps by striking a particularly convenient deal given the contract expiring in 2025 with the Russian club. Slightly different story for Roberto Piccoli, owned by Atalanta and on loan with the right and counter-right of redemption. Lecce have an option in their favor, but it is difficult to imagine the Salento players putting the pre-established 12 million euros on the table.