Fiorentina: 5 Reasons to Be Excited About This Serie A Side on the Rise

Matteo Bonetti@@TheCalcioGuyContributor IApril 29, 2013

Fiorentina: 5 Reasons to Be Excited About This Serie A Side on the Rise

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    The Della Valle Brothers have turned Fiorentina into one of the most aesthetically pleasing sides to watch in Europe.

    Only one point below third-place Milan with four games to go in the Serie A season, the Viola are dreaming about bringing a Champions League berth back to Tuscany.

    Here are five reasons to be excited about Fiorentina next season and beyond.

Their Technical Midfield

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    Their brand new technical midfield is the reason for the Viola's success this season.

    Fiorentina parted ways with captain Riccardo Montolivo and signed the sure-footed trio of Alberto Aquilani, Borja Valero and the criminally underrated David Pizarro. 

    Borja Valero has been an absolute revelation, bringing a calm poise to the starting XI, as well as the signature flair that we've become accustomed to seeing from Spanish midfielders.

Vincenzo Montella

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    The Fiorentina coach affectionately known as L'Aeroplanino (the little airplane) from his playing days has spearheaded the new project in Tuscany.

    The best decision the Della Valle brothers made was bringing Montella to coach a side with renewed ambitions.

    His previous stint with Catania was the reason they put faith in Montella, a young mind with fresh ideas for the modern game.

Giuseppe Rossi

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    Giuseppe Rossi is set for full fitness in May, and will return to the pitch after a nearly two-season absence from the game.

    If Fiorentina manages to keep their superstar striker Stevan Jovetic, they will have one of the deadliest attacks in Europe with Rossi playing on the right, cutting the ball onto his favored left foot.

    Coming back from terrible back-to-back ligament tears, Rossi is ready to prove to the world that he can rekindle the form that made him one of the most sought-after players during his time in Spain with Villarreal.

Fan Support

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    The Stadio Artemio Franchi has been rocking this season, as fans have a renewed optimism in the club and enjoy watching one of the most enthralling shows in all of Europe.

    Not only are fans taking note, but neutrals spectators can appreciate the wonderful displays Fiorentina give on a weekly basis. 

Summer Improvements

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    With a spot in Europe virtually guaranteed, the Della Valle brothers will look to improve a squad that needs a few adjustments to truly make the next step.

    More depth at the back is needed, as well as a true striker who can play in the middle between Jovetic, Rossi or Juan Cuadrado. As serviceable as Luca Toni has been, he's in the twilight of his career and most likely won't be kept on the roster next season.