Transfer news

Fiorentina sign El Hamdaoui

July 11, 2012
By ESPN staff

Fiorentina have secured the services of Morocco striker Mounir El Hamdaoui from Ajax for an undisclosed fee.

Mounir El Hamdaoui was an Ajax regular under previous manager Martin Jol
PA PhotosMounir El Hamdaoui was an Ajax regular under previous manager Martin Jol

El Hamdaoui, 27, had found himself sidelined at Ajax following a dispute with manager Frank de Boer and will now join Fiorentina in an attempt to restart his career.

A club statement said: "Fiorentina announces it has acquired the sporting rights of Mounir El Hamdaoui from Ajax.''

El Hamdaoui, a reported target for both Blackburn and Fulham, still had two years remaining on his Ajax contract.

The Moroccan becomes Viola's third signing of the summer, joining Egypt's Ahmed Hegazy and Palermo full-back Mattia Cassani in joining the Tuscan side.