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Report: Haji Wright linked with Serie A side Spezia

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Haji Wright has delivered a strong first campaign in Denmark and is reportedly now being targeted by a club from one of Europe’s top five leagues.

Serie A side Spezia is monitoring Wright with the European season set to come to an end, CalcioSpezia reported Tuesday. Spezia is owned by the Platek family, who also owns Wright’s current club, Sonderjyske.

Wright made the move to Denmark in the Summer of 2020, after not being retained by Dutch club VVV Venlo. The 23-year-old has delivered a strong season abroad, scoring 12 goals and registering two assists in 35 combined appearances for Sonderjyske.

Should Wright make the move to Italy, he would become the fourth American to play in the top two divisions, joining Weston McKennie, Bryan Reynolds, and Andrija Novakovich.

Sonderjyske is safe from relegation from the Superliga this season, registering 41 points total from 30 matches. The club ends its league schedule over the next week, facing off with Horsens and Aalborg over a five day span.

Spezia has already clinched another year in Serie A with one match left to play this season. The club could eclipse 40 points on the season if it beats AS Roma on May 23rd in its season finale.

 

 

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  1. Hope he can move up. I remember when as a youth (15, 16) he was tearing things up in youth play. Then he seemed to plateau, but now he seems to be improving. You can never have too many good strikers so I hope he improves enough that we can see him in the national team mix.

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    • I think others caught up to him physically. Even when he moved to Schalke’s U19s he was just so much faster and stronger than his age group he could make up for being less technical. I thought he’d do better in the Netherlands but VVV was so bad.
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      I hope he makes the move and is given a fair shot. I love the city of La Spezia, it has some Italian coastal charm but isn’t touristy. It’s a short train ride to the Cinque Terre when you want the beach scene. If I was forced to move to Italy I’d probably pick La Spezia.

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