Fiorentina are expected to announce the signing of Real Betis defender German Pezzella on loan with a €10m obligation to buy, say reports.
Various media outlets across both Spain and Italy say the 26-year-old Argentine – who also holds an Italian passport – has agreed a move to the Viola with an announcement expected on Thursday.
The initial loan agreement is set to earn Los Verdiblancos in the region of €1m before the bulk of the payment follows next summer once the move is made permanent.
The central defender signed a new deal at Estadio Benito Villamarin in May and Betis reportedly had no desire to sell him, having rejected an €8m offer from HSV earlier this summer.
The former River Plate defender has featured 66 times for the Seville-based club since joining from River Plate two seasons ago as he has become a leading member of the club’s defence under several managers.