Official: Fiorentina confirm capture of AC Milan target

01 January at 17:25
Serie A side Fiorentina have confirmed the capture of Sevilla striker Luis Muriel, who was also a target for AC Milan.

La Viola announced on their official website that they have acquired the signature of the Colombian. The statement said: "Fiorentina announces that she has acquired the rights to the sports performance of the player Luis Fernando Muriel Fruto from Sevilla Futbol Club. the formula is the agreement on a temporary basis with the right of redemption."

The move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi is now subject to a medical and the player will be in Florence tomorrow to undergo a medical ahead of a return to the Serie A.

Calciomercato had previously exclusively reported the fee for the transfer. While its currently a temporary deal, Fiorentina have the option of signing him for a permanent move for 12 million euros. They will pay about 1 million euros to Sevilla in the loan deal.

Muriel has made 22 appearances for the senior national Colombian side, but has fallen out of favor at Sevilla this season.

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