Rocco B. Commisso is the new owner of ACF Fiorentina after his purchase of the club was completed in Milan on Thursday.
“I’ve always been a fan of Italian football and there are no words to describe how incredibly honoured I am to have the opportunity to help write the next chapter in the history of such a legendary club as Fiorentina,” said Commisso.
“Florence is known around the world as the city that represents the best of Italian culture. Over the past three years in which I’ve been in contact to buy the club, I’ve built up a deep understanding of just how important ‘La Viola’ is for this city and its fans. I would like to thank the Della Valle family for running Fiorentina for the last 17 years. Diego and Andrea deserve great credit for saving this club from financial ruin. They leave solid foundations to build the club upon.”
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