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Fiorentina look to Alban Lafont to replace Marco Sportiello

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With a magnitude of goalkeepers being linked to the club, Corvino may have found his man.

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What does this mean for Dragowski?
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Alban Lafont has apparently agreed a deal with Fiorentina which could see him be the new number one goalkeeper.

The 19-year-old currently plays for Toulouse and would add to the list of French players currently at the club. The transfer would represent a coup, recently, the teenager has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Barcelona, but it would appear that Corvino has made a move to bring him to Florence.

It's rumoured that the fee will be around €8.5 million which would be a fantastic value for money and, it’s a step in the right direction towards gaining a new stopper. The Frenchman has already played over 100 games in his short career which displays his potential and quality.

Toulouse finished 18th last time out forcing them to beat AC Ajaccio in a relegation playoff. Lafont was an ever-present in the side playing 38 games. The young keeper has managed to establish himself as a first choice keeper at such a young age since breaking out in the 2015/16 season. His progress has been similar to Gianluigi Donnarumma of Milan.

If Lafont were to join the club it would however, create a problem for Bartlomiej Dragowski. As he is a year older he would become the senior goalkeeper which seems a bit crazy. But, in all seriousness, it’s hard to see where the Pole would fit in. It would appear that Corvino sees the future of the goalkeeper position elsewhere. A loan move for Dragowski would suit both parties. It’d give him a chance to prove himself and still have a future in Florence if Lafont were to use Fiorentina as a stepping stone to a bigger club.

Corvino has been an incredibly busy man as he seeks to get a competitive squad next year, Lafont looks set to join Mario Pasilic and Marko Pjaca in Florence. Getting a young highly coveted keeper who already has experience in one of Europe’s top league’s shows the club is going in the right direction.