January 26, 2016 / 4:06 PM / 2 years ago

Barcelona's Tello joins Fiorentina on loan

Porto's Cristian Tello (R) fights for the ball with Braga's Wilson da Costa during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, October 25, 2015.Miguel Vidal

(Reuters) - Barcelona forward Cristian Tello has joined Fiorentina on loan until June, the club Italian said on their website (www.it.violachannel.tv).

The 24-year-old Tello, who was loaned to Portuguese club Porto last season, made his Barca debut in 2011 and scored 20 goals in 86 appearances for the club.

"Thank you Fiorentina for the trust and for giving me the opportunity to play in the most beautiful city in Italy. I will not disappoint you," Spaniard Tello said on Twitter.

Third-placed Fiorentina play Genoa, who are 16th in Serie A, on Sunday.

Reporting by Marianna Ciabach-Malinowska in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond

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