The attacking midfielder is set to join the Viola after both clubs reached an agreement over a transfer on Wednesday, but he is still shocked with the Yellow Submarine's demotion last season.
"I feel sad to leave a club like Villarreal that has given me so much in so little time. What hurts me most that I leave the team behind in the Segunda Division. I still can't believe that we were relegated and I hope they return to La Liga right away," Borja Valero told reporters.
"On the other hand, I am happy with the opportunity to join a good team such as Fiorentina. It will be a new experience for me in a new league. That's something that's always exciting for a footballer.
"I opted to move to Italy, because it's the best option for me. I get the chance to play in one of Europe's three top leagues again with Fiorentina."
The 27-year-old made close to 100 official appearances for Villarreal during his two years at the club.
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