Fiorentina Turn Attention Toward Shakhtar Right-Back

Fiorentina are looking for a right-back to replace Alvaro Odriozola, and Dodo has become the leading option. The Viola also have Raoul Bellanova and Zeki Celik in their sights. However, they face more competition in those instances. Plus, they would be more expensive, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

The Spaniard, who manned the position in 2021/2022, announced that he would return to Real Madrid following the loan spell. He will try to fight for a spot on Los Galacticos’ roster. He could eventually depart again later in the summer. However, the Gigliati wish to find a more immediate solution to fill the hole.

Dodo could depart for relatively low figures given the circumstances, and Shakhtar Donetsk and Fiorentina are not distant on the prospective fee, the outlet informs. The next few days will be pivotal to determine whether the parties could strike an agreement or if the Viola will have to seek elsewhere. The 22-year-old has tallied 5 goals and 17 assists in 97 matches since moving to Ukraine.

Cagliari redeemed Bellanova from Bordeaux yesterday. They are asking for €10/15M to sell him. Juventus and Inter are keen on him too. Celik has one year left on his contact with Lille and is on Roma’s radar, Sky reports. On top of those options and Dodo, Fiorentina have also been linked to Udinese’s Nahuel Molina, but his price tag is hefty.

Our Take on Fiorentina Pursuing Dodo

The Viola need an offensive-minded option in the role. The Brazilian would be a pretty good one and already has a good amount of international experience. There would be some question marks about his defensive chops in Italy, though. Still, the Fiorentina could be able to wait for Dodo to learn the system and the league since they have a fairly reliable alternative in-house in Lorenzo Venuti.