Thursday August 18 2011
Viola announce Kharja deal

Houssine Kharja is finally a Fiorentina player after he completed his transfer from Genoa.

The Viola confirmed the swoop of the 29-year-old midfielder on their website earlier today.

Kharja has joined in a co-ownership deal and agreed a two-year contract, with the option for a third.

Financial aspects of the move have not been announced, but it is being suggested that he cost the Tuscan club €3m.

The Moroccan has been paired with the Stadio Artemio Franchi outfit over recent times after he was told to find a new club.

The former Siena man only returned to Marassi this summer after spending the last six months of the previous campaign at Inter.

Kharja joined the Nerazzurri on loan in January, but the club opted against signing him outright at the end of the 2010-11 campaign.

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