Aston Villa's busy summer continues, and defensive midfielder Carlos Sánchez has joined the exodus. The Columbian, with 67 caps for his country, joins ACF Fiorentina of Italy's Serie A on loan for the season.
Even though he told me he'd be staying at Villa earlier this summer, it sounded more like him saying that he wasn't leaving because he was still under contract. Now that a team is interested in his services, he's gone.
The deal is a year-long loan. It was rumoured that there was a mandatory £3 million purchase at the end of the season stipulated in the deal, but nothing about a future fee was mentioned in the press release on Fiorentina's website.
Villa purchased Sánchez two summers ago, and the 30-year-old has found it hard to stay in the team at his time in B6. A multitude of managers certainly didn't help matters, but it's strange that a players who's had so much international success struggled so much to make an impact for one of the worst teams in the Premier League during his time in England.
Sánchez is set to arrive in Florence tomorrow to complete the deal.
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