Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli is confident their youth policy will prove successful.
The lack of big-names to arrive in Florence this summer has been questioned by fans, but Prandelli insists: "We have invested in youth. It is a courageous decision I expect will pay off in time.
"I also believe the critics will come to the same conclusion in the long run. For a club that has two great campaigns to then turn to younger players is not so much rare as unique in today's football."