Bari, Maita between stay and goodbye. In the next few days he will meet Magalini: then the decision

At Bari there are questions about the future of the midfielder Mattia Maita despite a contract renewed last summer and which is valid until 2026 with the option for a further year. Already after the victory over Ternana in the play outs the ’94 class had not said too much about their future (“After this salvation I just want to go home and relax, then I’ll think about the future”).

After having rejected Palermo’s offer last summer, after the great disappointment of the defeat against Cagliari in the play-off final, the tiring championship, at team and personal level, has undermined some certainties of the player who in the next few days will meet the new sporting director Giuseppe Magalini and his deputy Valerio Di Cesare to understand what to do.

As reported by Telebari Maita remains a cornerstone for the club, as well as one of the candidates to wear the captain’s armband left by Di Cesare, so much so that the sporting director in the press conference included him among the players to start again under Longo’s management. But this certificate of esteem is not necessarily enough to feel at the center of the project. In fact, Maita would be reflecting to understand whether his cycle, which began in 2020, in Bari is over or not and only talks with the management will be able to remove doubts and provide the stimulus to continue. Otherwise it will be goodbye with Bari who will not offer discounts on the price tag nor will they be willing to participate in the payment of the thirty-year-old centre-back’s salary.

In the background there are two clubs: Michele Mignani’s Cesena who would gladly have him under his command again and Ciro Polito’s Catanzaro where Maita already played in 2011/12 and then from 2015 to 2020, collecting a total of 160 appearances.