Taking the reins for Fiorentina this season is Vincenzo Montella. The new manager arrived on April 10th, replacing Stefano Pioli. In the summer he saw his squad change considerably, with a lot of transfers both inbound and outbound. Starting with the goalkeeper, Polish national, Dragowski who was on loan at Empoli last season.
Their defence consists of Sassuolo Lirola (former Juventus youth player), Dalbert (Inter), the former Bianconero Caceres and Ranieri, who returned from the loan at Foggia.
In the midfield, the new faces are Pulgar (Bologna), Badelj (Lazio), Ghezzal (Leicester) and Castrovilli (Cremonese). Then there is 22 year old Brazilian Pedro, who did very well at home in Fluminense, proving to be an excellent bomber.
The offensive department has acquired strength and technique with Boateng, who played at Sassuolo last year, while Sottil returned from Pescara. But Fiorentina's big summer move came in the presence of Franck Ribery. The French forward decided to leave Bayern Munich after 12 seasons, playing 425 games and scoring 124 goals.