Fiorentina sign Alessandro Matri on Loan

Fiorentina have signed the services of Italian striker Alessandro Matri on loan from rivals AC Milan until the end of the season, the club confirmed on its official website.

The 29-year-old has signed a six-month loan deal at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

The former Juventus striker has been struggling to find his regular place for Rossoneri, who has scored only once in 18 games this season.

A statement read on club official website: “AC Fiorentina announce the club has completed a temporary deal for Alessandro Matri from AC Milan.

The Viola are desperate to bolster their attacking options as both Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are out of action due to their injuries.