OFFICIAL: Mario Bolatti Joins Fiorentina

The Viola confirmed the signing of the Argentinian midfielder…
After months of speculation about where he might end up, Mario Bolatti has finally settled his future and officially signed for Serie A club Fiorentina.

The move was confirmed this evening via a club statement on the official Fiorentina website that read:

“ACF Fiorentina announce we have acquired [Bolatti] outright from Porto, with a contract lasting four years plus an option for the fifth, the Argentinian midfielder Mario Ariel Bolatti.

The player will be presented to the press tomorrow at 10:30am at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.”

The 24-year-old already expressed his delight at finally sealing a move away from FC Porto to the Argentine media and will field questions as an official Fiorentina player in the morning.

The move completes a fairytale 12 months for the midfielder who previously admitted he was “completely lost” in Portugal following an unsuccessful move to FC Porto in 2007.

A loan move back home with Huracan under then manager Angel Cappa saw Bolatti lead a young side to within ten minutes of an Argentine Championship. He was one of the league’s standout performers and also forced his way into the international setup under Diego Maradona.