Monday January 23 2012
Prandelli rates Amauri purchase

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has applauded Fiorentina’s imminent capture of Juventus striker Amauri.

The Brazilian-born forward, capped by Prandelli in August 2010, will be in Tuscany on Tuesday to undergo his medical.

“I think that he’s the right signing for Fiorentina and he’ll be able to do well for boss Delio Rossi,” the former Fiorentina tactician told Rai.

“The boy is really motivated seeing as he hasn’t played for a long time and he’ll be able to give the club a helping hand.”

Amauri, whose contract in Turin is set to expire in June 2012, hasn’t played for the Old Lady so far this season.

The former Palermo hitman scored seven goals in 11 League games during a six-month loan spell at Parma in 2011.

The Stadio Artemio Franchi outfit need a new forward after selling Alberto Gilardino to Genoa and Santiago Silva to Boca Juniors this month.

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