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Monday January 15 2018
Pezzella eyes Fiorentina ‘history’

German Pezzella says he is hoping to “make history” with Fiorentina and stay at the club permanently.

Pezzella has impressed since joining Fiorentina on loan with an option to buy last summer, and the Argentine defender is keen to emulate former Viola stopper and countryman Gonzalo Rodriguez.

“If I am who I am today, it’s thanks to Daniel Passarella, who was my President at River Plate for four years,” he told Il Corriere Fiorentino.

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Wednesday December 20 2017
Pezzella: Fiorentina took my soul

German Pezzella admits Fiorentina have taken his ‘soul’ after affirming he wants to stay at the club permanently.

Pezzella joined Fiorentina on loan with an option to buy last summer, and the former Real Betis defender praised his teammates for being on “the same wavelength” as each other.

“World Cup with Argentina? First of all, I have to do well here,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“Only this way will I be able to convince Sampaoli to call me up and Fiorentina to keep me permanently.

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Thursday November 30 2017
Fiorentina to buy Pezzella outright

Fiorentina will activate their €10m option to buy Argentina international defender German Pezzella, confirmed director Pantaleo Corvino.

The 26-year-old arrived on loan from Real Betis and immediately won over the Viola faithful, even contributing a goal and assist in 13 Serie A appearances.

“We are talking about a contract renewal with Davide Astori, despite the fact he still has another three years to run on his current deal,” director general Corvino told reporters at the Viola Hall of Fame.

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Saturday November 11 2017
Perotti 'relishing' Argentina return

Roma forward Diego Perotti is “relishing every moment” of his return to international duty with Argentina after six years.

The 29-year-old had only two senior caps, earned in 2009 and 2011, but was recalled and came off the bench in today’s 1-0 friendly win in Russia.

“I am so happy to be back playing for Argentina, as I worked so hard to get here,” Perotti told reporters.

“Now I’m relishing every moment.”

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Friday October 20 2017
Higuain still out for Argentina

Argentina have again overlooked Gonzalo Higuain for their squad to face Russia on November 10 but call up five Serie A players, including Mauro Icardi.

Higuain’s poor form for Juve since the start of the season keeps him out of Argentina’s squad, but Coach Jorge Sampaoli assured the striker was in his thoughts for the World Cup next summer.

“Gonzalo’s a player I know well, he has nothing to prove,” he said at a Press conference.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Fiorentina thank Chiesa curler

Federico Chiesa’s spectacular curler and a German Pezzella header gave Fiorentina victory, but Rodrigo Palacio kept Bologna in it to the end.

The finish, cutting in from the left flank to score with his right, was reminiscent of the goals his father Enrico used to score at the Stadio Franchi.

Veteran Palacio drew the visitors level moments later by making the most of a Davide Astori slip, but Argentine defender Pezzella secured all three points with a looping header, his first in Serie A.

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Wednesday August 23 2017
Line-ups: Real Madrid-Fiorentina

Fiorentina start Giovanni Simeone and give German Pezzella his debut in tonight’s friendly against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid.

It kicks off at 21.45 UK time (20.45 GMT) at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Viola are fresh from a 3-0 Serie A defeat to Inter and continue to test new players after a massive transformation this summer.

That includes a debut for 26-year-old Argentine defender Pezzella, who arrived on loan with option to buy from Real Betis last week.

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Friday August 18 2017
Official: Fiorentina sign Pezzella

Fiorentina have announced the signing of Argentine defender German Pezzella from Real Betis on loan with an option to buy.

Reports suggest Fiorentina have retained a €10m purchase option for Pezzella, who will not occupy a non-EU spot as he holds an Italian passport.

“ACF Fiorentina announce they have signed on loan, with an option to buy, the sporting rights of player German Pezzella from Real Betis Balompie,” read a statement on the Viola’s official website.

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Thursday August 17 2017
Pezzella: 'I spoke to Pioli'

German Pezzella has arrived in Italy to complete his loan with €10m option move from Real Betis to Fiorentina. “I spoke with Stefano Pioli.”

The Argentine centre-back landed in Milan this afternoon and spoke to Sky Sport Italia.

“I spoke with Pioli. I’ll be glad to play with (Giovanni) Simeone, as he’s a friend. I am ready, Joaquin spoke highly of Fiorentina.”

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Wednesday August 16 2017
Pezzella to Fiorentina done deal

Fiorentina have already signed Giovanni Simeone today, but tomorrow should get Real Betis defender German Pezzella too.

The Viola were criticised by their fans for not strengthening the squad, but have made up for it with a flurry of transfer activity.

According to Sky Sport Italia, a deal has been done to sign 26-year-old Argentine defender Pezzella.

It will be on loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season for €10m.

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