Fiorentina have officially signed Riccardo Saponara, on loan with obligation to buy, from Empoli.
Their bid for the trequartista only really seemed to begin this morning, but it escalated rapidly to be completed this evening.
The Viola released a statement confirming Saponara had signed on loan with obligation to buy.
It’s reported to be a deal worth €10m at the end of the 18-month loan spell.
As part of a previous sale, Milan will therefore be due €1.3m – 30 per cent of what's left after the €4.5m sale – of the fee.