Albert Gudmundsson became great at Genoa. Now he is spoiled for choice

Albert Gudmundsson it existed even before Genoa, so much so that he won an Eredivisie in 2017-2018 with PSV and also wore the shirt of AZ Alkmaar. What he has done in the last two seasons and what the market suggests, however, force us to focus on his performances in Italy. In January 2022 he moves to Liguria, the Grifone is in a critical situation, he is forced to save himself and there can’t be much space for him. He will finish 2021-2022 with 12 games and one goal. Those months will be his fortune and, perhaps, also his relegation to Serie B because for the cadet championship the rossoblù decide to focus heavily on the Icelandic.

The class of ’97 feels the trust of the club and of Alberto Gilardino, who takes over from Blessin in December, and his qualities come to the fore. For those who know football, it is enough to see him play to understand that he has something more, something rare and atypical because he manages to combine imagination and class with concreteness, things that often do not go hand in hand even in champions. In 38 games he scored 14 goals between the championship and the Italian Cup, dragging his team to promotion, but there are still those who need to be convinced and those who maintain that it won’t make a difference in Serie A. Gudmundsson doesn’t worry about the rumors, he remains calm and focused and… the rest is history. Genoa is the surprise of 2023-2024, he scores 16 goalsof which 2 in the Italian Cup, and becomes the desire of all the big teams in Italy and beyond.

Its future is a question mark. In January the Florentine he did all he could to get him, but the Grifone’s requests, which to some seemed disproportionate, made the Viola give up and, a few months later, they will probably be eating their hands. The Icelandic’s value has obviously increased even more and Inter, Napoli, Juventus, Tottenham and other Premier League clubs are courting him. Who is ahead? It’s difficult to say, but perhaps the Nerazzurri have more counters to offer and the opportunity to also talk about Josep Martinez, another rossoblù nugget. The fact that he is not playing in the European Championship facilitates negotiations and speeds up the process, but for less than 30-35 million euros buying him will be utopian. The cards cannot remain covered for much longer, it will soon be known which stadium will have the honor of hosting the second striker’s inventions. Albert Gudmundsson turns 27 today.