Fiorentina bid farewell to Bonaventura, Duncan, and Castrovilli


Fiorentina has officially announced the departure of three key midfielders: Giacomo Bonaventura, Alfred Duncan, and Gaetano Castrovilli. The contracts of these players expired on June 30, 2024, and the club has decided not to renew them.

Bonaventura, the 34-year-old Italian midfielder, leaves Fiorentina after four years of dedicated service. The club expressed their gratitude on social media, stating, “Thank you, Jack. You will forever remain a part of Viola history! Good luck on your next adventure!”

Alfred Duncan, who made 126 appearances and scored 6 goals during his more than four-year tenure with the club, also received a heartfelt message from Fiorentina: “126 appearances, 6 goals, a journey together spanning over 4 years. Thank you for everything, Alfred!”

Gaetano Castrovilli, who has been with Fiorentina for seven years, departs amid recurring injury problems that have affected the latter part of his stint with the club. Fiorentina bid him farewell with the message, “Thank you, Castro. Good luck for your future.”

This decision marks a significant overhaul of Fiorentina’s midfield, with only Rolando Mandragora expected to remain at Stadio Artemio Franchi beyond the summer. The club is now likely to enter the transfer market to fill the void left by these departures.

As free agents, Bonaventura, Duncan, and Castrovilli are now at liberty to negotiate and sign with new clubs. Their exits pave the way for Fiorentina to reshape their midfield for the upcoming 2024/25 Serie A season, with potential targets including Wolfsburg’s Aster Vranckx, Frosinone’s Marco Brescianini, and Sassuolo’s Kristian Thorstvedt.


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