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Alban Lafont Arrives in Florence

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If Frey’s in, we’re in too

Twitter: @sebastienfrey

Fiorentina appear to have finalised their first major acquisition of the Summer, bringing 19-year-old goalkeeper Alban Lafont to Tuscany for a reported €8.5m.

Despite his age, Lafont arrives with a wealth of top tier experience, having been the first choice ‘keeper for previous club Toulouse for the past three seasons, and is expected to take over from Sportiello as Fiorentina’s first choice ‘keeper.

Lafont completed a medical assessment yesterday, and told reporters he is happy to have joined Fiorentina. Even before he’s been officially announced as a Fiorentina player, the youth international has already won over fan favourite Sebastien Frey, who took to Twitter this morning to express his happiness at Fiorentina having acquired his compatriot.

Whilst it’s expected that the move will be made official later today, Lafont will not join the squad until August, as he is due to represent France at the u-19 European Championship.