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Saturday September 14 2019
Prade': 'Chiesa understood project'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè knows it’ll take “the perfect performance” against Juventus and describes how they kept Federico Chiesa.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Prade: 'Ribery moves me'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè is “moved every time I see Franck Ribery advising younger teammates. I never imagined bringing him to Florence.”

The France international made the move as a free agent after 12 years at Bayern Munich.

“I never imagined that we could bring a world class player like him to Florence,” Pradè told Brivido Sportivo.

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Friday August 30 2019
'Fiorentina not signing De Paul'

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade says his club will not be signing Udinese attacker Rodrigo de Paul but hinted at a permanent deal for Dalbert.

Dalbert arrived on a season-long loan from Inter earlier in the week, swapping clubs with Cristiano Biraghi, but Fiorentina did not include an option to buy

However, Prade clarified at a Press conference: “Dalbert’s a strong player and one we like.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Ribery: 'Chose Fiorentina weeks ago'

Franck Ribery was given a spectacular presentation at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. “I knew three weeks ago I’d be coming to Fiorentina.”

The Frenchman signed a two-year contract and was presented to 10,000 fans at the Stadio Franchi in true Hollywood style.

He walked out in darkness to the Rocky theme Eye of the Tiger, did the boxer’s pose at the top of the steps, then under a plume of purple smoke did keepy-uppies before kicking seven balls into the crowd.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Prade: 'Toni suggested Ribery'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè revealed it was Luca Toni who suggested Franck Ribery. “I told him it was impossible, don’t be silly!”

The anecdote was given at the start of Ribery’s presentation Press conference, having signed a two-year contract after 12 years at Bayern Munich.

It was during that period that the Frenchman was teammates with former Viola striker Toni.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Prade update on Biraghi and Ribery

Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè warns “Cristiano Biraghi wants Inter, but there are issues to be sorted out. Franck Ribery is considering his options.”

The Viola fought back from a goal down to beat Monza 3-1 in the Coppa Italia Third Round this evening, but Biraghi was on the bench amid reports of an imminent move to San Siro.

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Thursday July 25 2019
Prade': 'Chiesa must understand Viola'

Fiorentina director Daniele Pradè ruled out Mario Balotelli and Rafinha, while warning Federico Chiesa “must understand our needs.”

The Viola are rebuilding with new patron Rocco Commisso, who ended a 17-year rule from the Della Valle family.

Chiesa is pushing for a move to Juventus this summer and Pradè was once again forced to slam the door on his ambitions.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Fiorentina: Veretout will leave, Chiesa...

Daniele Prade has confirmed that Jordan Veretout wants to leave Fiorentina but assured fans they have ‘a bigger budget to work with’.

Fiorentina were recently taken over by Italo-American billionaire Rocco Commisso, with Prade returning as sporting director.

“As for Financial Fair Play, the President and Joe [Barone] have organised a meeting to understand how it works,” he said at his official unveiling on Thursday.

“We’ve already put a plan together. I have a bigger budget to work with than in previous years.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Agent: 'Borja Valero staying at Inter'

In a surprising twist, Borja Valero’s agent and Fiorentina declared there is “zero chance” of him leaving Inter this summer.

The speculation was rife that he would make the move back to the Stadio Franchi for circa €3m.

However, following a meeting at the Inter HQ this afternoon, there was a total turnaround from all parties.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Commisso: 'Want an entertaining Fiorentina'

Patron Rocco Commisso wants to “see an entertaining Fiorentina team and will put everything into this, not just money.”

The Italian-American billionaire completed the takeover from the Della Valle brothers and flew back to Florence today for meetings with Coach Vincenzo Montella, directors Daniele Pradè and Giancarlo Antognoni.

“The meeting went very well, we planned for this season. I learned something I didn’t know before,” Commisso told FirenzeViola.it as he left the hotel.

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