Serie A club Fiorentina has announced on its official website that they are negotiating with FC Barcelona over a move for their Brazilian striker Keirrison de Souza on a two season loan deal.
Florentina said the deal also includes a clause which would allow them make the transfer permanent after the loan deal expires. The negotiations will be formalized pending a medical test that will be carried out on Monday.
Renowned football expert Jose Altafini spoke about the move on ‘Sky Italia’: “Kerrison is liked a lot by Brazilian national team coach Dunga. He has a great nose for goals, someone who scores a lot and would help the Viola a lot. He is a bit of an introvert though.”
The player cost Barcelona a reported transfer fee of 14 million euros plus 2 million in variables. He signed on 23 July 2009 from Brazilian club Palmeiras for a 5 year contract.
Loaned to Benfica this summer, Keirrison was supposed to be gathering European footballing experience at the club but was barely getting them after the team is having a great run in the Portuguese Liga this season with their front pairing of Cardozo and Saviola. The situation was made more precarious when Benfica announced the signing of another striker from Brazil – Alan Kardec (20) recently, to be followed with another in the near future – Eder Luis (24).