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Mario Suarez was enjoying a little down time yesterday before the Europa League fixture with FC Basel and where better to spend it than next to the Santa Maria del Fiore, better known in Florence simply as the Duomo. Enjoy, Mario!
No sooner had Fiorentina women's team announced their squad for the coming season then they were getting together with the men's team to promote 'Corri La Vita', a 4.6KM walk or 12.8KM run through the city of Florence held on 27th September to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. We hope that it will be the first of many opportunities for the male and female teams to get together and that they raise the maximum amount of money when they hold collections before the Genoa game on Saturday. Find out more about Corri La Vita at www.corrilavita.it/en - you can even sign up! There certainly could be worse places to go for a run...
Midfielder Joan Verdú has been officially unveiled as a Fiorentina player today, revealing that he has selected the number 21 jersey as a tribute to former Espanyol teammate Daniel Jarque who died of a heart attack in 2009 during pre-season in Coverciano, Florence.
Borja Valero has shown why Florence is such a stunning location to play football whilst posing with his wife near the Ponte Vecchio. The medieval bridge, lit up at night is the perfect spot for romantic selfie - adding to the collection of Borja's super cute family album shots
This transfer window is not going quietly into the night, and the first official move of the day is Jose Maria Basanta rejoining his old club in Mexico.
All the best to our quite useful stopgap center back, we will try to hold on to the good times and his contributions in the Europa League. Godspeed Basanta, we hardly knew ye!
Fiorentina fan's favourite Alessandro Diamanti has officially joined the Italian contingent at English Premier League club Watford FC. Last season's six month loan at Fiorentina from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande was his second spell with the viola but after a promising start, Alino's form dipped - scoring only two goals. Viola Nation wishes him all the best, though - his crazy antics and sense of humour will be sorely missed!
Barring another calamitous break in negotiations, the 27 year old Croatian international striker will move to Fiorentina from Dnipro on a four year deal. More news when it arrives!