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Fiorentina loaned Vecino to Empoli, Bakić to Spezia

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Young midfielders allowed to change teams in hope of finding regular first team football.

Giuseppe Bellini

After relatively unsuccessful 6 months spent on loan in Cagliari, Matias Vecino will leave Fiorentina once again. He not be far away from home, though, joining Tuscan rivals Empoli on a season long loan. Vecino failed to impress Vincenzo Montella in the summer friendlies and will look to establish himself in a smaller team. Playing regularly, without the competition that he faces at Fiorentina, might just be the thing he needs in order to shine, and hopefully, come back to Artemio Franchi with much more self confidence and quality.

Marko Bakić will try his luck in a Serie B side, Spezia. The young regista came to the Italian top division two years ago and in that time played the total of five league games, for Torino and Fiorentina. He had a decent run in Europa League last season, having played in 7 matches. Serie B should be the perfect fit for the Montenegrin, who is yet to prove he has what it takes.

While Vecino's will be straightforward season long loan, Bakić's is one of those deals that really make you love Italian football.. Not. A buy-out clause is set. If Spezia pays it, they fully own him. Except they don't, because Fiorentina has a counter-buy-out option. The same formula was used for Federico Bernardeschi and El Khouma Babacar, both now fully owned by the Viola.