Monday July 8 2013
Gomez: 'Why I chose Fiorentina'

Mario Gomez reveals why he pushed through a transfer from Bayern Munich to Fiorentina. “They play such great football.”

The striker is fresh from winning the Champions League and Bundesliga, but turned down other offers for today’s €16m move.

“I have contrasting emotions, as I am leaving the strongest team in the world and cannot hide a certain nostalgia,” Gomez told the official Bayern channel.

“I love football and wanted to play more, which is why I decided to leave. The contact with Fiorentina started some time ago and I was immediately struck by their very ambitious project.

“I preferred Italy to Spain and Fiorentina really impressed me. The Viola play such great football, I can’t wait to start.”