Fiorentina Owner Slams Busy Schedule, Hopeful on Vlahovic Future

Fiorentina chairman Rocco Commisso joined the chorus of those unhappy with the late returns of international players in this break. “I have spoken with Vincenzo Italiano, and something must be done with those that go to South America and Africa. It is not possible to have a match Saturday when they come back Friday or even on game-day. The schedule is surreal.”

Calcio e Finanza transcribed his presser from the construction site of the Viola Park: “It is unfair. Teams that play in the Champions League must not have priority over clubs like Fiorentina. We need to discuss this within the League. It is not right that some sides are penalized because their players travel all over the world.” On top of Lucas Torreira, Sofyan Amrabat and Youssef Maleh are with the Morocco squad in Guinea during a coup.

The president also dished on the transfer market: “I talked with Dusan Vlahovic, and he told me he wanted to stay. I hope he will sign a new contract too, but we will take one thing at a time. We let him focus solely on Fiorentina in the last couple of weeks, and we did not have further discussions. We will see when he will get back from Serbia.”

“The front office does not have any regrets concerning the last window. There have been some positives and some negatives. The group is tight, and the players love each other. We do not want to waste all these investments. We hope a have a good season, differently from the previous one.”