Fiorentina have officially secured the loan of Cristian Tello from Barcelona, who released a statement on their website to confirm the move.
The winger proved useful to Paulo Sousa when he was picked up on a loan last January, and the Viola have decided to keep him for another full year.
With the player already in Italy and spotted at the Fiorentina grounds, Barcelona's confirmation on their official website comes as no surprise to anyone.
“FC Barcelona and Fiorentina have arrived at an agreement for the loan of Cristian Tello for the 2016/17 season,” reads a statement on the site.
“The Italian club contractually agrees that the participation of the player remains active during the loan.
“The agreement includes an option for Fiorentina to buy the player at the end of the 2016/17, which FC Barcelona can block.”
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