Monday July 17 2017
Official: Fiorentina sign Zekhnini, Hristov

Fiorentina have officially confirmed the signings of both Petko Hristov and Rafik Zekhnini.

It was reported earlier today that deals would be completed for both teenagers, with the Viola confirming the deals this afternoon.

“ACF Fiorentina are pleased to confirm the signing of Petko Hristov from PFC Slavia Sofia,” the statement about the defender begins.

“The 18-year-old central defender, born in Sofia, Bulgaria on 1 March 1999, made 30 league and cup appearances for Slavia Sofia last season and played in Saturday's 1-1 derby draw with CSKA Sofia in the league.

“He was recently involved in the European U19 Championship in Georgia with Bulgaria.

“Hristov has a signed a five-year contract with Fiorentina until 30 June 2022.”

A separate statement confirmed that striker Zekhnini has also signed on a five-year deal from Odds Ballklub.