Mutu returns to Viola training
Adrian Mutu has been reinstated to the Fiorentina team, the Serie A club confirmed today. The Romanian forward has not featured for the Viola since 11 December. Mutu was dropped from the squad after walking out of training before his team's opening game of the year at Bologna on 6 January.
The 32-year-old had seeked a transfer away from Fiorentina and was angry the Florence club refused to put him on the market despite having received offers from several clubs for the Romanian international.
Mutu, who issued a public apology to the club last month, could play in Sunday's match at Parma. A statement from Fiorentina read: "Fiorentina announces that player Adrian Mutu will return to train with the first team tomorrow and hence, will be available to coach Sinisa Mihajlovic."
Fiorentina ended a three-match winless run in Wednesday's 1-0 triumph over Genoa. They lie 11th in the standings heading into this weekend encounter at the Ennio Tardini stadium. Mutu has scored one goal in six league appearances for Fiorentina this season.