Fiorentina have announced the signing of France Under-19 goalkeeper Alban Lafont for a reported €8.5m.
The deal was confirmed in a statement on Fiorentina’s official website, Lafont having passed his medical on Monday, prior to penning a five-year contract.
Born in Burkina Faso but raised in France, the shot-stopper was named the second-most promising player in world football by the CIES Football Observatory earlier in the year.
However, he will not join up with the Tuscan club until next month as he is due to represent Les Bleus at the European Under-19 Championship, which begins on July 16.
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