Report: Fiorentina Set To Capture Royston Drenthe From Real Madrid

The Gigliati will sign the Dutchman on loan with an option to make the transfer permanent next year.
According to Florentine newspaper La Nazione, Serie A club Fiorentina are on the verge of completing the signing of Dutch wing-back Royston Drenthe from Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old is expected to join the Tuscans on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy him outright next summer.

There are still small differences between asking price and offer, with Real holding out for €12million and Fiorentina unwilling to go beyond €10m, but Viola sporting director Pantaleo Corvino will fly in to the Spanish capital over the next few days to hold a decisive meeting with Real chief Florentino Perez.

Should Drenthe complete a move to the Stadio Franchi, Fiorentina will presumably part with either Manuel Pasqual or Massimo Gobbi, with the former linked with Napoli, who could offer Fabiano Santacroce in part-exchange, and the latter chased by Serie A new boys Parma and his former club Cagliari.

Vince Masiello,