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Viola considering a bid for Marin

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The Romanian midfielder is a more of a prospect than an immediate reinforcement, but could turn out to be a star.

Romania Liga 1 2015-2016 Headshots
This is not a man who’s easily impressed.

Everyone knows that Pantaleo Corvino has an eye for talented young players, particularly those from eastern and southern Europe, and Razvan Marin is the latest one who’s caught his eye. We’ve heard several reports about the Viola interest in him over the past few months, so it’s significant that it’s starting to bubble back up now that the window is open.

Marin is a 20-year-old Romanian midfielder who currently plays for Viitorul Constanta, the outfit managed by Gheorghe Hagi; given the obvious Fiorentina connection, it makes sense that Corvino would try to tap into this source of talent, especially with all the links to Romanian players we’ve heard thus far.

The player himself is more of a creator than a destroyer. He’s probably most notable for his willingness and ability to shoot from distance, but he’s got an eye for a clever pass, and he’s tidy with the ball at his feet. He’s also very dangerous from set pieces, able to shoot himself or whip in a dangerous ball. The defensive side of his game needs some work, and he certainly needs to add some strength, but he looks like he could be a good one.

Through 20 matches this season, he’s banged in 4 goals and set up 4 others. He’s a full international, too, with 4 caps and a goal in the Romania shirt. If he maintains his impressive form this season, he’ll surely get offers from other big clubs, so if you want to see him in purple, you’d better hope that Corvino acts soon, even though the move probably won’t pay immediate dividends. On the other hand, the last talented and technically adept attacking midfielder named Marin who passed through Florence didn’t really work out, so if you’re the superstitious type, maybe you’re worried.

Through 20 matches this season, he’s banged in 4 goals and set up 4 others. He’s a full international, too, with 4 caps and a goal in the Romania shirt. If he maintains his impressive form this season, he’ll surely get offers from other big clubs, so if you want to see him in purple, you’d better hope that Corvino acts soon, even though the move probably won’t pay immediate dividends. On the other hand, the last talented and technically adept attacking midfielder named Marin who passed through Florence didn’t really work out, so if you’re the superstitious type, maybe you’re worried.