Fiorentina would be wrong to get rid of Emiliano Viviano at the end of the season, says Gianmatteo Mareggini.
The Italian international joined the Tuscan giants on loan in the summer from Palermo, with the option to be signed outright in the summer.
However, Viviano has had his problems with form and he lost his place in the first team to Norberto Neto for a brief stage this term.
“I think that Fiorentina should confirm Viviano for next season,” Mareggini, a former Viola custodian, told Firenze Viola.
“The role of the goalkeeper is a particular one and it causes problems for a team if they bring in a new ‘keeper every season.
“A goalkeeper needs time to find the right understanding with his defence and with the Coach,” he continued.
“Look when I was at the club, a certain Francesco Toldo took a few years to mature. That is what Viviano is looking to do and he’ll only get it by playing football.”
Viviano is an Italian international who has won six caps for his country.
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