Livorno defender Fabio Galante regards Fiorentina's capture of former Juventus fullback Federico Balzaretti as one of the best pieces of transfer business over the summer.

Ahead of Livorno's clash with Fiorentina this weekend, Galante said: "The Viola club have made a great signing. Balzaretti is a great young player. For his age, there is no-one better. You can play him anywhere and he will still do you a good job.

"I am looking forward to facing him, even if it's as an opponent."