Fiorentina Interested in Highly-Touted Empoli Starlet

Fiorentina have Tommaso Baldanzi in their crosshairs, but Empoli are adamant about keeping him this season. The two sides already arranged the transfer of Fabiano Parisi earlier in the summer.

According to Calciomercato, the Azzurri have asked for €30M in the early discussions, which is a strong signal about their intentions. The trequartista is under contract until 2027. Moreover, they already filled their coffers by selling Guglielmo Vicario to Tottenham for €20M.

It’s unlikely Fiorentina will spend that much for Baldanzi, even though they are very keen. It’d be a record fee for both sides. It’d be the most expensive sale in the history of Empoli and the priciest acquisition for the Viola.

The Gigliati could put more money on the table if Sofyan Amrabat moved to the Premier League in short order. Manchester United and Liverpool are dueling for him. Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, they are contemplating a formula that would allow the prodigy to stay with the Azzurri for the upcoming campaign, potentially lowering the asking price.

Our Take on Fiorentina and Baldanzi

Even though they are already deep enough, there’s no doubt he’d be a great purchase, as he’s one of the brightest prospects around. However, Empoli being fully satisfied with their summer is a big hindrance. Perhaps letting him spend a year on loan will do the trick.

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