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Joaquin set for Fiorentina switch

Fiorentina have struck an agreement with Malaga to sign winger Joaquin.

Joaquin battles for the ball against Dortmund
Joaquin spent two years playing at Malaga

The 31-year-old is on the verge of penning a contract with the Viola, who will play Europa League football next season.

No financial details of the transfer have been released, although local press are reporting that the Serie A side will pay a €1.5 million fee for the player.

A statement published on violachannel.tv read: “Fiorentina and Malaga have reached an agreement for the outright transfer of Joaquin Sanchez Rodriguez, subject to the player signing a contract.”

Malaga, where Joaquin spent two years, thanked the former Spain international for his services before wishing him well via a statement on their official website.

The statement read: “Malaga would like to thank Joaquin for his dedication, professionalism and commitment to the club and wishes him luck in his first professional experience outside of Spain.”

Los Boquerones, who lost their appeal against a one-year ban from European competition on Tuesday, also saw Manuel Iturra leave for Granada on Wednesday after his contract ended at the club.

Joaquin, who arrived at La Rosaleda in 2011, hit eight goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Malaga last term, playing a key role as the side reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The winger, who has won 57 caps for Spain, has also played for Real Betis and Valencia.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

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