Wednesday May 14 2014
Diakite ‘would stay with Viola’

The agent of Modibo Diakite says his client wants to stay at Fiorentina but that his future depends on parent club Sunderland.

The 27-year-old joined the Viola on-loan from the Black Cats in January and Ulisse Savini stressed that the player is very happy with life in Florence.

“In January we could have chosen a different team but we wanted Fiorentina,” Savini told Lady Radio today.

“Therefore, we waited until the last moment for the Viola to come calling.

“If it were down to Diakite, he would stay with the Viola with his eyes closed. He gets on very well with both the Coach and his teammates, and Florence is a city that he likes very much.

“His value? It depends how highly Sunderland will value him. If they want to treat him as a possible starter he will come at a cost.

“But if they treat him like he is surplus to requirements he will command a much lower fee.”