Empoli One Step Away from Signing Parisi Replacement

Having lost Fabiano Parisi to Fiorentina in a rather shocking move, Empoli are now on the hunt to reinforce the left flank, which was manned masterfully by the 22-year-old wingback. The Benevento youth product was lured by the Viola in hasty manner, and the Azzurri do not intend to wait long to onboard a replacement.

As per Gianluca Di Marzio, Empoli have shortlisted Giuseppe Pezzella to arrive from Parma in the summer. Pezzella, who spent last season on loan at Lecce, is reportedly liked by Empoli manager Paolo Zanetti and could take the step up by permanently becoming part of his squad.

The Napoli-born fullback is contracted with Parma until the end of next season, which means Empoli could sign him for less than his Transfermarkt fee of €2.5M.

Parisi’s loss means Empoli have lost one of their best players last campaign. However, the Tuscan outfit now has the chance to secure the services of a versatile wingback in Pezzella.

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