Speaking to our colleagues at La Provence, Marseille winger Lucas Ocampos confirmed that Serie A side Fiorentina attempted to sign him from Monaco in January.
“I needed to leave Monaco, where I wasn’t playing much at all. I had several options, among them was Fiorentina. Everything looked like it was done with them, but the sale of [Juan] Cuadrado to Chelsea scuppered the whole operation. Today I’m happy to wear the jersey of a big club like Marseille.”