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Viola Embroiled in Rincon Rumours

Pioli may look to add some good old Venezuelan muscle to his ever-diminishing midfield.

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Reports emerging from are suggesting that Fiorentina may be taking a look at Juventus midfielder Tomás Rincón. The Venezuelan made history with his transfer to the Old Lady in January before even kicking a ball; he became the clubs first Venezuelan player. Breaking seemingly trivial records may well be the only thing Rincón has and will ever achieve at Juventus, as rumours suggest the midfielder may well be looking for regular game time elsewhere.

No stranger to Serie A viewers, Rincon’s transfer to Genoa from Hamburg in 2014 on a Bosman was one of Genoa’s better transfers amongst their market splurges which so often see’s them move for exciting prospects like the eternally mildly overweight Adel Taarabt.

Seeing as most of Rincón’s game time came in the blue and red of Genoa, it would be fairer to assess his time for the Grifone rather than Juventus. A physical specimen to say the least, towards the end of 2015 during his second season with Genoa he managed to tally up the clubs highest number of attempted passes (over 700), aswell as completing the most tackles (30), furthermore notching up a non-too shabby 35 take ons. Demonstrative of his all round game these stats may be, he would also go some way in boosting the overall handsomeness of the squad, which is always important.

Below is a short montage of some of Rincón’s best bits, and as always, I advise you to hit that mute button faster than you can say ‘Borja Valero is leaving Fiorentina’. No wait, maybe don’t say that, it will probably make you cry.

As reports, Fiorentina aren’t the only team supposedly in for Rincón, with Atalanta and Genoa also casting an eye his way; the latter appearing to be looking at bringing him back on loan.

However, as the report indulges, there may be an unnerving twist in the tail should Fiorentina land Rincón. As infrequent as swap deals are, rumours suggest that Rincon may be used as a make weight for Juventus in signing Federico Bernardeschi.

Ok, sorry, I know you didn’t want to hear that with the whole Valero related emotional turmoil/heartbreak thing going on over in Florence at the moment, but we must prepare for impending doomsday my fellow comrades.

The overriding impression in Turin may well be that to let a player go who has only made 13 appearances predominantly off the bench and who was signed 6 months before may be short sighted. A lot may depend on Rincon’s eagerness to escape the clutches of the dastardly Massimiliano Allegri and his Mr. Burns-esque smile for first team football.


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