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The purple hue of Inter Milan’s midfield

Fiorentina midfielder Matias Vecino set for medical.  

ACF Fiorentina v Pescara Calcio - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

It seems the Inter Milan midfield is getting more and more purple.

Earlier this transfer season, the Nerazzurri signed Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero and it seems his midfield teammate Matias Vecino is getting ready to join Inter.

Reports out of Italy is the Uruguayan is taking his medical and the deal will be made official as soon as Tuesday.

The 25-year-old has been with the Viola since arriving from Nacional in 2013. Since then, he went out on loan to Cagliari and Empoli between 2013 and 2015 before earning a role with Fiorentina in 2016.

In his two years playing for the Viola, Vecino scored five goals and had five assists in all competitions.

Terms of the deal include the Beneamata activating the release clause in Vecino’s contract for €24 million.

The reported contract between Inter and Vecino is for four years at €2.5 million per season.

If Vecino can gel as well as Mário and Valero have — especially considering the fact that Vecino is already familiar with Valero and vice-versa — this could be the start of a very strong midfield.

Vecino has shown signs of strong ball control and possession. His short passing ability could prove dangerous on long possessions. He also speeds up the game with quickness up the middle. Coupled with Gagliardini, the two can push the pace up the middle and create options in the attack along with Mauro Icardi, Éder and Gabriel Barbosa.

As a side note, already six of the starting 11 from Fiorentina’s opener last season have departed.