Sunderland, Updated: June 18, 2016 2:08 PM
[.[views].], BY ICS
Fiorentina are reportedly close to securing a deal to sign Sunderland and Italy winger Emanuele Giaccherini.
The 31-year-old joined the north east side from Juventus in the summer of 2013 but has struggled to tie down a regular spot under a succession of managers.
The winger was subsequently sent out on loan to Bologna for the entire 2015-16 campaign where he impressed, featured 28 times and earning a call-up to the Italy squad for Euro 2016 off the back of his strong performances.
Reports claim that the Italy international is keen on returning to his homeland full-time and Fiorentina are hoping to hand him that opportunity.
It’s understood that Sunderland will allow the winger to depart for a fee in the region of 4million Euros and the Viola are ready to offer a three-year deal.