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Luis Muriel leaves Sevilla for Fiorentina

Luis Muriel leaves Sevilla for Fiorentina

Luis Muriel has called time on his spell with Sevilla, joining Italian side Fiorentina on New Years Day.

Colombian international striker Muriel became the Andalusian club’s record signing when he moved from Sampdoria in July 2017 for a fee of €22 million in July 2017, but he has failed to live up to his transfer fee, gaining minimal playing time this season.

The 27-year-old did feature more last season, netting seven goals in 29 league games, but the arrival of Andre Silva and the former of Wissam Ben Yedder have stopped his appearances in the starting eleven.

Pablo Machin has preferred the aforementioned and with that – Muriel has now moved back to Italy’s Serie A.

AC Milan were said to be heavy favourites to seal a move for the former Udinese and Samp man, but Fiorentina’s last minute offer enticed the striker.

Muriel will initially join on loan until the end of the season, but should he impress – then a permanent fee deal worth €13m, is available in June.

With the winter break in Italy currently, Muriel is expected to make his debut against Torino in the Coppa Italia on the 13th January, whilst his first league game should be the encounter with his former club Sampdoria on the 20th.

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