Fiorentina on the market

Serie A side Fiorentina have been put up for sale by club owners, the Della Valle family, amid reported supporter frustration.

The club's current custodians bought the two-time league winners in 2002 after Fiorentina was demoted to the fourth tier of Italian football due to bankruptcy.

It took just two seasons for Viola to regain their top-flight status, but after pressure from supporters to step aside, the Della Valle's have seemingly responded by putting the club up for sale.

A statement on the club's official website read: "ACF Fiorentina's ownership announces it is absolutely available, given the dissatisfaction on the part of the supporters, to stand aside and put the club at the disposal of those who want to buy it in order to manage it as they feel is right.

"This is the time when those who love the purple jersey and believe the club can be managed differently and more successfully must come forward.

"The owners are available to welcome concrete offers, obviously only by those who really love the purple jersey and have the seriousness and solidity necessary to drive a demanding club such as Fiorentina."

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