Thursday July 25 2013
Iakovenko 'always wanted' Viola

New Fiorentina signing Oleksandr Iakovenko has insisted that he will fight for a place in the Viola's starting XI next season.

The Ukranian midfielder joined the Stadio Artemio Franchi side from Anderlecht this summer, and the 26-year-old has admitted that it was a dream to sign for Vincenzo Montella's men.

“It is a great club with some great attackers,” he told reporters. “I came here because I have always wanted to.

“My goal is to carve out a place in the team.

“In my career I have always played in midfield, but I would really like to play in attack.

“It will be up to the Coach where I play though.”

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