Fiorentina could look to beat the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United to the signing of Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan, understands.
The Argentine winger has been on the radar of several top European clubs for some time now, after establishing himself as one of the top attacking players in the Portuguese top flight in the last few seasons. Liverpool and United have recently been linked with the player, while there is also seemingly some interest from another Italian side in Juventus, though Fiorentina now have him in their sights as they eye new wide players. La Viola face the likely departure of star player Juan Cuadrado this summer, after the Colombian’s fantastic form has seen him become a top target for the likes of Bayern Munich and Arsenal, and a European football insider believes Gaitan is among their favoured candidates to come in and replace him. Vincenzo Montella’s side have coped with big-name departures before, with key duo Stevan Jovetic and Adem Ljajic both leaving the club last summer, and they will be confident of reinvesting their money well in bringing in new additions to address the weak areas of their squad. Gaitan is a top player and I think Fiorentina would be a good next step for him, an insider explained. “They want him to replace Cuadrado, who will surely be leaving.

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