Clarets Chasing Italian International

Burnley Chasing Italian International Mirko Valdifiori

According to the Sky Sports Transfer Centre, the Clarets are currently interested in signing Italian International defensive midfielder Mirko Valdifiori from Serie A club Napoli.

Born in Russi, Romagna, Valdifiori started his professional career in 2004 in Serie B with Romagnol club Cesena. He spent four years at Cesena making just 3 appearances, whilst at the Cesena he went on loan to Pavia and Legnano.

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Valdifiori then transferred to Serie B club Empoli in 2008 for a fee of €520,000 he spent a further 7 years at Empoli where he made 234 appearances, scoring 4 goals.

On 20 June 2015, Valdifiori officially joined Napoli for a reported fee of €5.5 million joining former Empoli coach Sarri at Napoli and becoming Maurizio Sarri’s very first signing. After having a very successful first season in the Italian top flight at Napoli and getting his first call up for the Italian national team by Italian National Team coach Antonio Conte.

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