Fiorentina Make Crucial Breakthrough in Talks with Top Forward

Fiorentina and Atalanta have been hot on Nicolo Zaniolo’s heels this past few weeks, but the former seems to be on the verge of winning the race. Calciomercato journalist Daniele Longo claims the beaten Europa Conference League finalists have agreed on personal terms with the Galatasaray forward.

Zaniolo’s agent has met Fiorentina a few times in recent days to discuss his client’s return to Serie A. Talks have come to fruition as the 24-year-old gave his ‘ok’ to a move to Stadio Artemio Franchi. It’s now up to Fiorentina to match Atalanta’s bid.

La Dea pitched Galatasaray with a tangible proposal, submitting a loan offer with an option to buy set at €20 million. As the Turks are determined to cut Zaniolo loose, Atalanta’s approach has been met by approval, meaning Fiorentina will have to put forward similar terms.

Getting the player’s consent has set Fiorentina off to a promising start. Despite reaching back-to-back Conference League finals, they’ve been marginal figures in Serie A and desperately need to uplift the squad’s quality to bolster their lofty ambitions under new manager Raffaele Palladino.

If they can sign Zaniolo, it would massively boost their frontlines after M’Bala Nzola and Andrea Belotti failed to meet the expectations this past season. Fiorentina unsurprisingly decided against renewing the latter’s loan agreement with Roma as he prepares to join Como.

Nicolas Gonzalez remains the focal point of La Viola‘s attack, yet his proneness to injuries and form oscillations require the presence of another top-notch forward. Let’s see if Fiorentina can wrap up this deal.

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