Second choice stopper Pantilimon has not ruled out leaving Eastlands.
Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has announced that he may not be at the club next season as a move to Serie A beckons.
The understudy to Joe Hart has had limited opportunities at the Etihad Stadium and has made just seven appearances for City all season – five in the FA Cup and one apiece in the Charity Shield and League Cup.
Despite being used throughout the FA Cup as first choice ‘keeper, recently sacked manager Roberto Mancini decided to drop the Romanian for the final in favour of Hart.
As it becomes increasingly more apparent to Pantilimon that his chances with the Citizens are going to remain limited, an opportunity to move to Serie A and in particular Fiorentina, is looking like an attractive prospect.
“I am 26 years old, I’m in the middle of my career and I cannot be happy to play five games a season,” the ‘keeper was quoted in the Express.
“I thought I would play at least the FA Cup final against Wigan, but we all know how it went.
“Getting in Serie A would be a dream.”
The 26-year-old signed for City in the summer of 2011 for £3million from Romanian side FC Toli, but has yet to play a single league match for the club and has featured just 11 times in two years in Manchester.
With Fiorentina having definitely secured a Europa League spot for next year and still in with the possibility of making the Champions League, the Serie A club would be a welcome switch for the second choice at Eastlands.