Change of formation could grant Mayoral more playing time

Andy Mattioli

Borja Mayoral and his agent have been in contact with Fiorentina for the past few months. The Spanish attacker is continuously linked to an early exit from the Italian capital in January.

However, Il Tempo reports that things could change in the coming weeks with the re-introduction of the new formation that we saw against Venezia.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly considering using the 3-4-2-1 formation in the match vs Genoa after the international break.

With both Shomurodov and Abraham starting, Borja Mayoral would find himself as the first attacking option off-the-bench.

The Special One liked what see from Mayoral against Bodo.

Before the Venezia game, Mourinho said of Mayoral’s performance in the Conference League: “He entered well even though he didn’t play much, helping the team and changing the attacking dynamics.”

Now the Spaniard could finally get his chance to play more by becoming a direct substitute to either Shomurodov or Abraham.

Given that Tiago Pinto is not planning to invest in the attack, Mourinho hopes to keep Borja until the end of the season, when his two-year loan will effectively come to an end.

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