Thursday August 9 2012
Spalletti approves of Viola Pizarro

David Pizarro is expected to sign for Fiorentina later today and Luciano Spalletti assures “he is a real top player.”

The midfielder does not seem to have a place in Zdenek Zeman’s plans at Roma, so there are strong reports he has agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

An official announcement is expected later today, as he is thought to be en route to Florence for a medical.

“I would never judge what another club is doing with its transfer strategy. Vincenzo Montella without doubt knows what Fiorentina do or do not need,” Zenit Coach Spalletti told

“What I can say is that for me David Pizarro was, both at Roma and Udinese, a real top player and he still is.”

The Chilean would add to an already reinforced Viola midfield that includes Alberto Aquilani and Borja Valero.

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