Fiorentina Assessing Options After Heavy Defensive Loss

Yerry Mina suffered a muscular injury in a recent match against Chile and risks missing a lot of time. The defender joined Fiorentina on a free move last summer. He had yet to debut in Serie A due to subpar conditioning.

Considering he’ll need a while to get back into shape after healing, he might not be ready before two months, La Nazione informs (via Fantacalcio). That will force Vincenzo Italiano to roll with just three center-backs. It’s not ideal considering their busy schedule and that he likes to rotate.

Fiorentina will take a look at the free agents, but the options aren’t convincing. For instance, Almamy Touré featured just seven times in Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt. Darko Velkovski was one of the first players to go to Saudi Arabia. Al-Ettifaq didn’t confirm him.

The player with the highest profile is Phil Jones, who was let go by Manchester United after featuring very little in the last few campaigns. The list comprises Serie A retreads like Zouahir Feddal, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and Shkodran Mustafi.

Sans Mina, Fiorentina can lean only on Nikola Milenkovic, Lucas Martinez Quarta, and Luca Ranieri. The Argentine was for sale in previous months. They tried to acquire Arthur Theate or Josip Sutalo but weren’t successful. Italiano might have to turn to Christian Dalle Mura, who played on loan at SPAL last season, or 18-year-old Pietro Comuzzo.

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