Odriozola: ‘Certain it’ll be a great Fiorentina season’

Alvaro Odriozola is ‘absolutely certain’ he will enjoy a great season with Fiorentina after completing the loan move from Real Madrid.

The right-back arrived yesterday and put pen to paper today following his medical.

It is a dry loan, so only to the end of the season without an option for the Viola to buy.

Official: Fiorentina sign Odriozola from Real Madrid

“The truth is that I am very happy to be here, in an historic club like Fiorentina,” the Spaniard told the club website.

“I am really eager to get started and I am absolutely certain it will be a great season. I want to get to know a city like Florence, which everyone told me is marvellous, and our fans.

“I already talked to Jose Callejon, who is a great person as well as a player, and he spoke very highly of the city and club.”

Odriozola has chosen the Number 29 jersey for Fiorentina this season and it is a very specific request.

“This is a very special number for me, because I debuted with Real Sociedad my hometown club with the 29 and it was a magnificent season.

“In Spain you can only usually choose numbers up to 25, so I am happy to be able to pick 29 here in Florence. I am sure it’ll be just as good a season.”

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