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Barcelona Loans Cristian Tello To Fiorentina

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Barcelona has loaned Forward Cristian Tello To Serie A side Fiorentina

Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona announced on Tuesday the loan agreement between the Catalan club and the Serie A side Fiorentina for forward Cristian Tello.

FC Barcelona and Fiorentina have arrived at an agreement for the loan of Cristian Tello for the 2016/17 season. The Italian club contractually agrees that the participation of the player remains active during the loan.”

Tello came out the Catalan youth ranks and broke into the first team in the 2011/12 season under Pep Guardiola. Looking for more playing time, Tello opted to join Portuguese side Porto in 2014 under current Spain national team manager Julen Lopetegui for two seasons. He left the Portuguese side earlier this year to join Fiorentina, having scored 10 goals in 57 appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese club.

The Spaniard joined Fiorentina on a six-month loan deal during the January window and made 13 Serie A appearances for the club, scoring two goals and providing three assists for Paulo Sousa’s side.

A statement from Barcelona read: ‘The agreement includes an option for Fiorentina to buy the player at the end of 2016-17, which FC Barcelona can block”.