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Fiorentina have confirmed the signing of full-back Lorenzo De Silvestri from Lazio through their official website, Viola Channel.

The player successfully underwent a medical yesterday and has moved to the Viola for a reported fee of €6 million. He is the first of the three players labeled as 'rebels' by president Claudio Lotito to leave the Biancocelesti.

The 21-year-old had been with Lazio his whole career until this point, joining the senior squad from their youth system in 2006 and making 47 appearances in Serie A. He was tipped by many to become a future captain of the club, but has opted for a transfer.

Previously, it has been reported that contract negotiations were the primary reason he wanted to leave Rome this summer.

De Silvestri has signed a five-year contract in Tuscany and will be presented to the press tomorrow at noon local time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Adam Scime, Goal.com


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