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Emanuele Giaccherini | Midfielder

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 132

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Sunderland officially announced midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has left the club on a permanent transfer to Napoli.
The Serie A giants swooped in for the 31-year-old with a £2million move after the Italian international impressed at the European championships as a key member of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's side. Giaccherini spent last season on loan at Bologna, where he made 27 starts. The feisty midfielder arrived at the Stadium of Light in 2013 after failing to break into Conte's Juventus squad and made 43 appearances (five goals) for the Black Cats in two full seasons. Jul 17 - 8:46 PM

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Emanuele Giaccherini is expected to complete his move from Sunderland to Serie A team Napoli today.

The Italian midfielder spent last season on-loan at Bologna and despite picking up a number of muscular injuries, he still managed 27 domestic starts, scoring seven times and earned himself a recall to the national side. Napoli have stolen on a march on rivals Torino, who had been favourites to sign Giaccherini, despite his agent [Furio Valcareggi] denying the club wanted him earlier this week. With only one year remaining on his current deal, the Black Cats have decided to cash in on one of their top earners. Jordi Gomez, Will Buckley, Liam Bridcutt, Adam Matthews and Charis Mavrias are expected to follow Giaccherini out of the club after they were omitted from the travelling squad which is currently training in Austria.
Jul 14 - 7:06 AM

Italy punched their ticket to the knockout stage with another solid defensive effort and a goal in the 88th minute to defeat Sweden, 1-0.

It may not have been the most entertaining match for fans to witness, but that will hardly matter in the end to Italy, who won with their typical brand of football. Sweden dominated possession in the first half but could not do much in the creativity department and the Italians looked comfortable defending from start to finish. They began to create some chances in the second half, including a volley by Graziano Pelle that went over the bar and Marco Parolo struck the bar after being set up beautifully by Emanuele Giaccherini. The goal came from Eder, who split the Sweden defense and fired a low shot into the far corner. Giaccherini may have been an afterthought for Sunderland but he has been vital to Italy's cause in the Euros thus far and perhaps the most valuable fantasy option in the tournament.
Source: Guardian
Jun 17 - 1:05 PM

Sunderland exile Emanuele Giaccherini and soon-to-be Southampton exile Graziano Pelle scored as Italy upset Belgium in the Euro 2016 opener for both.

There's just something about Italy in tournament football that is hard to quantify. Pundits have been bemoaning this as the weakest Italian team to take the pitch at a major tournament in anyone's memory but they still managed to do what Italian sides always keep clean sheets. Belgium certainly has the higher profile players with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and the like but they looked second best for most of the match as Italy were the better team. The Italians lead Group E on three points after each team has played one match with Ireland and Sweden tied on a point each and favorites Belgium holding up the bottom of the group.
Jun 13 - 4:56 PM

Bologna have signed Sunderland midfielder Emmanuele Giaccherini.

Giaccherini joins Bologna on a season-long loan after being out of favor at Sunderland. He had four goals and four assists in 1356 minutes last season and didn't do enough to warrant consistent fantasy consideration. At Bologna, he might get more consistent playing time, but his fantasy value will likely remain low in the Serie A as he isn't a constant goal threat.
Source: WhoScored
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 02:51:00 PM

Sunderland will be without some key players ahead of the trip to Old Trafford in Week 27.

Gus Poyet has decided not to risk Jack Rodwell [calf] and Billy Jones [ankle] for the trip to Old Trafford instead the Black Cats boss will keep the pair for the midweek clash with Hull City. A knee injury will keep Will Buckley out and Emanuele Giaccherini [ankle] is expected to miss the remainder of the campaign after the Italian international went under the knife again. Patrick van Aanholt comes back into contention – the defender was a surprise omission for the West Brom match but following the return of Anthony Reveillere Poyet opted for a more physical presence to try and combat the Baggies size.

Sunderland are fearing the worse after manager Gus Poyet admitted the ankle knock suffered by Emanuele Giaccherini was "the same injury he had before, I don’t want to go further, but it’s not good" which could mean another extended period on the sidelines for the Italian international.

Giaccherini will meet with a specialist this week after failing to recover from what was originally only thought to be a minor issue - the midfielder was caught by a late tackle during the FA Cup fourth round win over Fulham. However after three weeks and little improvement the Blacks Cats are rightly concerned having already seen an ankle ligament injury keep the player out for more than three months at the beginning of this campaign and a similar problem will certainly end his season. Sunderland were boosted by the return of Lee Cattermole on Saturday – his first start in 2015 – but Poyet was once again without the services of Jack Rodwell [calf] and Billy Jones [hamstring].
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 08:18:00 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini looked healthy in week 18, making a 30 minute cameo from the bench.

Giaccherini had been out for three months and came off the bench on Boxing Day, so it's unknown if he'll have enough to earn a start on Sunday. We don't see him playing a full 90 minutes and he shouldn't be considered in fantasy this week.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Italian international Emanuele Giaccherini made it three injuries in three days for Sunderland as the attacking midfielder was helped from the field of play at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Giaccherini collided with striker Lukas Jutkiewicz midway through the second half and landed awkwardly immediately signalling to the bench that he was unable to continue with a nasty looking ankle sprain. The player will be medically assessed over the next 24/48 hours but Giaccherini is almost certain to miss the midweek Capital One tie against Stoke. His addition to the treatment room caps a busy few days for the Sunderland backroom staff with Steven Fletcher (calf) and Ricardo Alvarez picking up knocks during training this week.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:27:00 AM

Sunderland's Emmanuele Giaccherini is expected to return after missing time with injury.

Giaccherini impressed during International duty and will be available for selection in a fully healthy Sunderland squad. The Black Cats face a tough match against Tottenham so we wouldn't recommend many of their players this week.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Argentinian international Ricardo Alvarez has completed a season-long loan move to the Stadium of Light.

This is quite a coup for Sunderland, with 26-year-old Alvarez joining the club from Italian giants Inter Milan, where he scored 14 goals in 90 appearances. The skillful midfielder has been capped seven times by Argentina and was part of his country's 2014 World Cup squad. He will add some attacking quality to to the Black Cats' midfield, competing with the likes of Emanuele Giaccherini and Jordi Gomez for a place in the starting XI, and could prove an interesting fantasy asset in the Yahoo game.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Emanuele Giaccherini will return to first team duties after the international break as Sunderland take no risks in his recovery from a muscular injury.

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet confirmed the Italian international will be back to face Tottenham Hotspur on September 13th as the winger continues his recovery from a groin problem. Giaccherini sustained the injury during the clubs final pre-season match against Udinese and Poyet is being particularly cautious about rushing the player back. Typically a grade one tear can side-line a player for between 2/3 weeks but the Blacks Cats manager is not prepared to risk a potential return prior to ensure Giaccherini has fully recovered. Billy Jones is back in full training after missing Saturdays draw at The Hawthorns.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 07:45:00 AM

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is hoping to have an almost fully fit squad this weekend when the Black Cats travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday to take on West Bromich Albion.

Only Emanuele Giaccherini has been ruled out of the opener after picking up a minor groin strain last week. The Italian international had performed well over the summer with a string of encouraging performances although Gus Poyet did confirm that the former Juventus midfielder won’t be sidelined for too long after a scan revealed no significant damage; the player is expected to be out for "a few weeks." Slight doubts also remain over full-back Billy Jones (hamstring) but despite a hectic close season the Black Cats boss will be able to call upon the services of Steven Fletcher (ankle), Jozy Altidore (hamstring), Lee Cattermole (calf) and midfielder Liam Bridcutt following their recovery from recent injury.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:32:00 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini's agent has stated his client wants to remain at Sunderland.

Giaccherini was Paolo Di Canio's biggest signing of last summer but the winger failed to settle in English football and ended up playing a bit-part role as new manager Gus Poyet orchestrated the great escape from relegation. The lack of game time meant the winger missed out on Italy's World Cup squad and many observers expected him to leave for Galatasaray, but his agent insists he wants to remain at Sunderland.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 05:03:00 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini has said that he is "happy" at Sunderland and does not plan on leaving at the end of the season.

Giaccherini has not featured for the Black Cats in the Premier League since New Year's Day since losing his spot to Fabio Borini. The midfielder was linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light in January, but insists that he is focused on helping Sunderland avoid relegation. However, it will be interesting to see if this is still the case in the summer should he fail to break back in to the starting XI before the end of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM