The Viola are close to the signing of Lazio’s gifted young right back…
Reports yesterday suggested that Lorenzo De Silvestri was in talks with Fiorentina’s sporting director Pantaleo Corvino to discuss personal terms, and it now appears that the two parties have come to a deal.
According to La Repubblica, the 21-year-old has agreed to a 5-year contract worth €600,000 per year, although this figure will rise annually.
The sticking point between the two clubs is that Fiorentina’s offer is €2m short of Lazio’s €8m valuation.
The Gigliati are expected to re-enter negotiations with Claudio Lotito early next week, once the Biancocelesti have played out this weekend’s fixture against Atalanta.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina are also closing in on the signing of Ezequiel Munoz from Boca Juniors. La Repubblica claims that the Xeneizes directors are meeting today to discuss the Viola’s offer.
The arrival of Eduardo Salvio is now highly unlikely, however. The highly-rated Argentine is now valued at €17m by his club Lanus, which is beyond Fiorentina’s financial reach.