Fiorentina have officially signed Micah Richards from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.
The England international right-back flew in today and passed his medical with the Viola staff.
His contract with City only runs to June 2015, so Richards will be a free agent once the loan expires.
The 26-year-old grew up in the Manchester City youth academy and has been in the senior squad since 2005.
He has one goal in 13 senior England caps.
Fiorentina have also loaned defender Facundo Roncaglia to Genoa.