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Tello returns to Fiorentina

Barcelona's Cristian Tello is to spend 2016/17 back at the Serie A side on a season-long loan deal, it was announced on Tuesday.

Tello returns to Fiorentina
STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS

Barcelona attacker Cristian Tello has joined Italian outfit Fiorentina on loan for the 2016/17 season, it has been announced.

The switch sees the 25-year-old, who did not figure in Barça boss Luis Enrique's plans, return to the club he played for during the second half of last term.

Eight-million-euro purchase clause

As part of the deal, Fiorentina have negotiated an eight-million-euro purchase option on the Spaniard, which Barcelona have confirmed they can block if they wish.

Tello made his Barça debut in 2011, the youth product spending three seasons in the first-team set-up before being sent out on a two-year loan to FC Porto in 2014.

Tello spent the second half of the 2015/16 season at Fiorentina.

In January this year, he ended his stint at the Portuguese club six months early and moved to Florence, where he made 15 Serie A appearances and scored two goals.