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Anderson completes Fiorentina loan switch

Fiorentina have confirmed the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Anderson.

FIORENTINA HAVE CONFIRMED the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Anderson.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, who arrived at Old Trafford from Porto in 2007, is understood to have joined the Serie A outfit until the end of the current campaign.

United boss David Moyes had confirmed Anderson’s imminent exit from the English champions on Friday, outlining the Brazilian’s need for regular first-team action.

A brief statement on Fiorentina’s official website 24 hours later read: “ACF Fiorentina announces that it has acquired, (on) a temporary basis, the rights to the player Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira by Manchester United FC.”

Having been plagued by injuries during his time in England, Anderson, who boasts eight caps for Brazil, has been restricted to just four Premier League appearances so far this season.

Anderson will hope the switch will reinvigorate his international career ahead of the FIFA World Cup that begins later this year in his home country.

Fiorentina have been busy in the transfer market thus far, as head coach Vincenzo Montella prepares his side for an assault on the top three in the second half of the season.

The Florence outfit have already tied up loan deals for Milan striker Alessandro Matri and Sassuolo goalkeeper Antonio Rosati during the current transfer window.

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