Abdelhamid Sabiri is leaving Fiorentina without making a single appearance, while Aleksandr Kokorin is heading back to Aris Limassol. The Viola surprisingly announced through their TV channel that the ex-Sampdoria attacker is flying to Saudi Arabia to take the medicals for Al-Fayha (via Tuttomercatoweb).
Per Nicolò Schira, he’s transferring on loan with a €3.5M option to buy. His new club will pay his wages. If he were redeemed, the Gigliati would turn a small profit. They paid €2.5M to acquire him from Sampdoria last January. They let him finish the season with the Blucerchiati, although he fell out of favor under Dejan Stankovic. He didn’t play in the early going due to a knee issue.
While the departure of Sabiri came out of the blue, Fiorentina had been trying to offload Kokorin. He’s ultimately returning to his previous outfit, where he posted 13 goals and 6 assists in 2022/2023. He’s switching sides on loan again.
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Our Take on Fiorentina, Sabiri, and Kokorin
What a weird turn of events. He must be really tough to deal with behind the scenes since teams are continuously pawning him off despite his obvious talent.
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