Lupoli secures Viola switch
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arturo Lupoli has completed his move to Fiorentina after leaving Arsenal.Arturo Lupoli has completed his move to Fiorentina after leaving Arsenal.
The 20-year-old joins Fiorentina on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Arsenal.
Lupoli, who spent last season on loan at Derby, failed to establish himself at Arsenal after arriving from Parma in the summer of 2004.
The diminutive striker was keen to return to his homeland and Fiorentina have won the race for his signature.
Arsenal confirmed Lupoli's exit in a statement saying: "Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Arturo for his contribution to the club and wish him the best of luck for the future."
Meanwhile, Marco Donadel has signed a new deal at the Artemio Franchi.
The highly-rated defender had attracted the interest of a host of clubs, but he has pledged his future to Fiorentina.
Donadel has inked a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2011 and the player was happy to stay with the Viola.
"I'm absolutely happy. This means the club think highly of me," said Donadel.
"I have the faith of the coach Cesare Prandelli and of the sporting director Pantaleo Corvino who are important reference points for me."