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Adrian Mutu won't train with Fiorentina after all

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Il Fenomeno is back in the purple! Well, at least he was supposed to be training with the team

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UPDATE:

Il fenomeno himself said to the Romanian website wowbiz.ro that he had to turn down the opportunity to go back to Fiorentina, to stay close to his mother, who's in the hospital.

Forza Adrian, we hope your mom gets better.

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In the midst of all the drama about Neto and his refusal to sign the new contract, one of the greatest Fiorentina player of the Della Valle era, Adrian Mutu is coming back to his beloved team. Just to train, though, for now. But who knows, there is always hope we'll see another Luca Toni situation. According to his friend, FIFA agent Virgil Cofescu, Mutu himself has asked Andrea Della Valle if he could train with the viola, and should be in the squad as of today. Whether he will actually sign any contract with Fiorentina will be up to Vincenzo Montella.

Mutu has been without club since September, when he rescinded his contract with Romanian side Petrolul where he wasn't a regular first team player anyway. He was supposed to play in Indian Superleague, but that didn't work out either. All that makes it highly unlikely that he will be up to compete in Serie A again at the age of 35, but we can hope. In the meantime, we can enjoy this: