“We have come from a great season, even if from the outside it was not the right value for the team and the coach, we enjoyed it very little but we returned to Europe where Fiorentina deserve to stay and we are working to improve them without setting ourselves goals”. So Daniele Pradè on the first day of the viola’s work under the orders of the reconfirmed Vincenzo Italiano.
“We have never doubted the permanence of our coach, we like the way he works, he has the fire inside, the last championship gave us 22 points more, security and identity” highlighted the purple ds, also fresh from reconfirmation.
The Covid alarm returned, after a dozen positive cases seemed to have emerged in the first group of those called up (the national teams are expected on Saturday, before the departure for the Moena retreat). Fault of a problem with the machinery of the institute of analysis in charge. Among the players involved in the first double session of work in Coverciano (the ‘Astori’ sports center is temporarily out of use due to work) there is also Rolando Mandragora, the first purchase for 2022-’23. “We are very happy with his arrival, he can give us more solutions from a tactical point of view and he is a top player at a behavioral level”. The 25-year-old midfielder owned by Juventus, but fresh from the loan in Turin, which will be presented tomorrow by the dg Barone, has been hired to fill the controversial departure of Lucas Torreira that the club has decided not to redeem from Arsenal. “In April I offered him a five-year contract for 2.5 million plus bonuses, it could have been a flag for us but in front of our proposal there was closure on the part of him and his entourage. And in the final season, in his role, then Amrabat grew up so we all decided to bet on him, including the Italian “.
The next arrival will be goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a costly loan from Atalanta with the right to redeem around 7.5 million (“we are close, we hope to have him here by the weekend”), but Pradè is also working to define the operations, started for some time, with Shakhtar for the Brazilian full-back Dodò and with Real Madrid for the forward Luka Jovic for whom there would already have been the exchange of documents and every formula is possible, even the permanent transfer: “They are two players we like them but nothing has been done yet “.
The candidacies of Praet and Puig for the median have been set aside, the reason for the interrupted negotiation for the zero parameter explained “) the sports director announced that the Polish Zurkowski, who has returned from his experience in Empoli, will be evaluated for the midfield in Moena. The same goes for Kouamé, who returned from the loan in the Anderlercht: Callejon’s post that has expired could be covered by the Ivorian winger. While for the defense, in the event of Milenkovic’s farewell, the most popular name is confirmed that of Shakhtar’s Marlon: “Milenkovic has been with us for five years, last summer we refused a great offer from England, this time a call from a top club we could not say no. In case we are ready to replace him, we have a lot of ideas. ” In Moena, the position of Kokorin will also be considered, who has played very little so far: “I admit that it is an operation that did not go well and as always I take my responsibilities. The player has the transfer market in Russia, but returning there is not a decision simple. Then he will leave with us in retreat. Termination? Eventually we will talk about it later. “
Closing with a message to the fans on the opening day of the season ticket campaign, the club’s goal is at least 20,000 cards: “We will prepare a squad up to face the three commitments, including the Italian Cup, always trying to respect our turnover and our parameters. The victory of Roma pushes us to make the Conference League in the best possible way “.