Official: Keirrison moves to Fiorentina on loan

Official: Keirrison moves to Fiorentina on loan

Barcelona official website has announced that FC Barcelona and Fiorentina have agreed a loan deal that will take Keirrison de Souza to the Italian side until the end of next season. The deal includes an option to buy for 14 million euros though Barça have reserved the right to recover him.

Keirrison will stay with Fiorentina until 30th June 2011 with a price tag of 14 million euros (the amount Barça paid this summer) if the Italians want to make the move permanent. However, Barça have retained the right to bring the player back to Barcelona.

Half a year with Benfica

The 21-year-old Keirrison de Souza, signed a five-year deal with Barça in July 2009. He came with the fame as a prolific goal scorer with Coritiba and Palmeiras. He was immediately loaned out to Benfica, where he has played seven matches (5 in the league, 1 in the Europa league and 1 in the Cup).