Fiorentina Cannot Afford Thiago Motta – Agent

The agent insists his client is unlikely to move to Tuscany this summer...
Thiago Motta's agent, Dario Canovi, has ruled out a summer move to Fiorentina, believing the Tuscan side will not be able to stretch to the economic demands the Genoa midfielder carries with him.

A number of reports have linked the Italo-Brazilian with a switch to the Viola at the end of the season. Fiorentina chief Pantaleo Corvino has been monitoring the player, but any attempt for him is unlikely. Canovi insists that it will take a mega-bid the lure the player away from the Marassi this term.

"I don't know about interest from Fiorentina. In addition, I don't think they are looking for a player like Motta," Canovi told Violanews.

"I have never spoken to Fiorentina about him and I think he will be a difficult target for them.

"Can they afford him? I don't want to speak about other clubs’ finances, but I can say that Thiago Motta earns a great deal in Genoa and I don't know if Fiorentina will be able to make such a big investment."

Motta has been outstanding for the Grifoni this season and he has been linked with a number of teams, including Inter. Reports last week suggested the Nerazzurri had a €25 million bid for him rejected.

Salvatore Landolina,