“I’m almost a Fiorentina player, the only thing missing are medical visits.” This was announced in person by Aleksandr Kokorin, the new purple forward on Match TV, wearing a Spartak Moscow training uniform. Statements also confirmed by his attorney, Timothy Berdyshev, to the same broadcaster. Not only that, the agent gave some more details: «On Monday we will fly to Rome to support medical examinations. Then, on Tuesday, we will be in Florence and sign a 3 and a half year contract ». The first match in which Prandelli will be able to have him, if he deems him ready, will be the one against Turin, three days after his arrival in the city.
Russian nationality, thirty years old in March, will be able to play alongside Vlahovic or replace him if necessary. Followed since last December, Fiorentina has insured him for 4.5 million. At Spartak Moscow received about 4 million salaries while in purple he will take less than half. Kokorin has long been considered the best talent in Russian football, the Italian coach Roberto Mancini trained him in the Russian national team. He too expressed his positive opinion directly to Fiorentina. His link with the Viola club is strong, also due to the fact that his son Andrea is a collaborator of Pradè and played in the New York Cosmos, a company owned by Commisso. Kokorin is the second Russian player in purple history after Kanchelskis who went purple in January 1996.
January 21, 2021 | 18:38
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