Muriel: 'Gave my word to Fiorentina'

Sevilla forward Luis Muriel is “very happy to be here, as I gave my word to Fiorentina some time ago” and therefore snubbed a Milan offer.

The Colombia international landed in Bologna airport this evening, travelling on by car to Florence, where he’ll have his medical tomorrow.

“I am very happy to be here,” Muriel told reporters as he arrived for a loan move with option to buy.

There were reports he turned down the offer from Milan, as he had given his word to Viola director Pantaleo Corvino.

“I had already spoken to Fiorentina and gave my word to them some time ago, so now I am here. I am really eager and cannot wait to get started.

“Returning to Serie A is very important to me, as I know this style of football well. I can’t wait to get out there and start proving myself.”

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