Fiorentina players seek new homes
By Patrick Goss. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
FIORENTINA'S failure to escape the trap of bankruptcy has left their entire squad free to move on, and there are no shortage of suitors for many of the established players.
The two most valuable stars, Enrico Chiesa and Nuno Gomes, are likely to attract interest from a host of clubs, with both players being linked to England in the past.
Italian international striker Chiesa will probably stay in Italy, with several of the major clubs keen on the prolific former Parma man.
Gomes has often talked of a return to his native Portugal, but the major clubs Benfica and Sporting Lisbon have been unwilling to outlay the £10 million Fiorentina have been asking for him.
However, now that the player is available for nothing, the young Portugal international may hope to rekindle his floundering career back in the Primiera Liga.
Many of the other players look unlikely to find themselves without a club for the new season.
Alessandro Pierini, who has been linked with a move to Premiership West Ham in the past, looks set to join Reggina, who will be delighted to land the talented defender.
However, the English club may be more prepared to take a risk on the player if he comes without a transfer fee.
Rising star Daniele Adani, another that has been linked with a move to England, looks likely to make a move to Milan or Parma in the coming weeks, whilst goalkeeper Giuseppe Taglialatela looks set for Napoli.
Reserve keeper Mario Cassano is interesting Empoli, and Andrea Tarozzi is coveted by Bologna and Como.
Striker Alessandro Agostini looks set for Empoli, whilst Paolo Vanoli will probably return to former club Parma.
Of the major players left Angelo Di Livio has been linked with a move to Roma, although there are rumours beginning to surface that Fulham may be eyeing the veteran wing back
Former Salernitana man Marco Rossi is wanted by Como, Alexandre Amaral is wanted abroad, but also by Lazio and Luca Ceccarelli will go to either Internazionale or Milan.
Moreno Torricelli's future is still undecided, as is Predrag Mijatovic's, and the Yugoslavian may opt to return to Spain with Sevilla.