German international puts pen to paper on deal with Viola.
Fiorentina have officially announced the signing of former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez, with the German international set to be presented to the supporters at the Artemio Franchi on Monday evening.
The 27-year-old drew a substantial crowd at the stadium as he initially met with coach Vincenzo Montella and owner Andrea Della Valle to sign his new deal.
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Gomez underwent further medical tests earlier on Monday afternoon, before being presented with the Fiorentina jersey and is set to be introduced to the crowd later in the evening.
“Hello Florence. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a beautiful day, and a day to remember for me. I’m ready for Fiorentina,” he told violachannel.tv as quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The arrival of the German striker marks a vital time in the Viola’s transformation into a genuine threat in Serie A, as Montella continues to assemble an impressive squad.
Although Stevan Jovetic is expected to leave the club in the coming days with the media in Italy suggesting a deal is close with Manchester City, Fiorentina have made a real statement on intent with the signing of Gomez, as well as Spanish winger Joaquin this summer.
Having already earned plaudits from across Italy last season not only for their results but more so for their style of football, Montella is keen to continue to help establish the club as a force both domestically and in Europe over the coming years.
Gomez will undoubtedly play a significant role in helping them reach the next level, and he will look forward to linking up with the likes of Giuseppe Rossi and Adem Ljajic in a vastly talented attacking line-up.