Josip Brekalo nearing Serie A return with Fiorentina

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Rani Khedira of 1.FC Union Berlin is challenged by Josip Brekalo of VfL Wolfsburg during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and VfL Wolfsburg at Stadion an der alten Försterei on September 18, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Wolfsburg attacker Josip Brekalo is closing in on a return to Serie A after spending last season on loan at Torino.

The Croatian stunned the Granata last summer when he informed the club he didn’t want to remain permanently despite the club prepared to pay €11 million to make the deal permanent. He ultimately returned to Germany but couldn’t secure a place within the team this season.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina have taken advantage of the situation and are close to finalising a deal for the 24 year-old, who’s expected to arrive in Tuscany from Zagreb in the coming days.