Barcelona's Cristian Tello joins Fiorentina on season-long loan

Cristian Tello will join Fiorentina on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent transfer next summer, Barcelona have announced.

Tello, 25, spent the second half of last season on loan with the Viola, scoring twice and assisting three goals in 13 appearances for the Serie A club as they finished fifth.

The Spaniard, who broke into the Barca team under Pep Guardiola in 2011, has found his opportunities to play regularly limited and spent two seasons on loan at Porto.

Fiorentina tweeted pictures of the player on Monday in discussions with manager Paulo Sousa ahead of a medical and the formalities of a contract.

Tello becomes Fiorentina's seventh signing of the summer.