Antonio Di Natale believes his former Udinese teammate Luis Muriel “will do really well on the left of the Fiorentina trident.”
Muriel arrived from Sevilla on loan for €1m with option to buy for €12-15m at the end of the season.
“If he came to Florence with the desire to prove what a great player he really is, then I am sure he’ll do brilliantly,” Di Natale told La Repubblica.
They were teammates at Udinese in 2012-13, with Di Natale scoring 23 goals and Muriel 11.
“Muriel is a player who can make the difference. He can play as a support striker, but in Stefano Pioli’s 4-3-3 system it’ll be very similar to the role he had with me at Udinese.
“I can picture him doing really well on the left of the Fiorentina trident, with Federico Chiesa on the right and Giovanni Simeone in the centre.
“He’s a striker who likes to move around a lot, taking opponents on with his pace. You’ll see he will focus a great deal on that.”