Tuesday January 7 2020
Report: Saponara set for Lecce

Lecce are reportedly close to taking Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara from Genoa.

Saponara has played just five times for Genoa since arriving on a season-long loan from Fiorentina in August.

Now, Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedulla writes the 28-year-old is on his way to Lecce, who are “very close” to agreeing a deal.

The former Italy Under-21 international would slot straight into Fabio Liverani’s side, given they use a 3-4-1-2 formation and therefore a No 10 with his characteristics.

The Salentini are also in talks to sign Cagliari pair Alessandro Deiola and - as per Pedulla - Artur Ionita. 

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