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Kouame: Fiorentina sign Genoa's Ivorian striker on loan

2:20 am AEDT 1/2/20
Christian Kouame, Genoa
The Ivorian forward has become the second African star to join ‎Giuseppe Iachini's team on Friday, after completing a temporary switch to Florence

Fiorentina have confirmed the signing of Christian Kouame on loan for the rest of the season from Serie A rivals Genoa.

Kouame is yet to play a game since November 12, and he is currently recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Before the setback, the 22-year-old laid three assists and scored five goals in 11 Serie A games for Genoa this season, including a strike against Juventus back in October.

The Ivory Coast youth international becomes the second African star to move to Florence on the transfer deadline day, after Ghana's Alfred Duncan.

Also included in the deal is an option for Fiorentina to sign the Ivorian on a permanent basis at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

 

Fiorentina are 13th in the Serie A table and they travel to Turin for their next league match against Juventus on Sunday.