Lazio’s Lorenzo De Silvestri Undergoing Medical With Fiorentina

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Fiorentina are set to beat off interest from Juventus and Milan to complete the signing of Lorenzo De Silvestri from Lazio.

The Viola are believed to have met the €8 million valuation, while La Repubblica reported over the weekend that the talented right-back has agreed personal terms on a five-year contract.

Sky have now revealed that the 21-year-old is currently in Florence undergoing a medical with the Gigliati medical staff, and if all goes smoothy an official announcement confirming the deal will be made in the coming hours.

The signing of De Silvestri would be a huge boost to the Viola, as they have been pursuing a right-back for much of the summer. The Lazio youth product also has a reputation as one of Italy’s most promising defenders.

De Silvestri will now hope to supplant Gianluca Comotto at right-back for the Tuscan side in order to gain the playing time that he craves.

Provided that the move goes through, Lazio president Claudio Lotito will be pleased to have offloaded one of the ‘rebels’ in the Biancocelesti team. It is expected that Goran Pandev, who has given the Aquilotti some considerably bad press recently, will follow De Silvestri out of the door at Formello.

La Repubblica

~ by footballdirecta on August 24, 2009.

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