Fiorentina have emerged battered but mostly intact from another miserable season, so what better way to celebrate than to start looking at how they can fix everything that went wrong? That’s right, folks: it’s time for mercato madness. As usual, we’ll collect everything we write about the Viola’s business in the market here, from rumors to speculation to typically idiotic joke posts.
Because this is Fiorentina, of course, we can’t have a normal off season where the coach sits down and explains his needs to management, who then spring into action to bring in appropriate reinforcements. That’d be boring, and if there’s one thing you can say for the Viola (at least off the pitch), it’s that they’re never boring.
Instead, we’ve had shakeups to the front office. We’ve had Gennaro Gattuso sign on as manager and then sign off 22 days later after his agent Jorge Mendes clashed with the club about transfer policy. We’ve had questions about veterans and loanees returning. And this is all before the window even officially opens on 1 July.
Buckle in, fellow sports fans. It’s going to get weird.