Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi has completed his move from Ismaili to Fiorentina, the Italian club announced the transfer on their website.
Hegazi, 21, is delighted to have sealed the move he’s been looking for since last season, which is worth around €1.5million.
“I am absolutely overwhelmed with the atmosphere in Italy,” Hegazi, who played 90 minutes for Egypt against Mozambique last week, told FilGoal.com.
“I think haven’t been playing football in Egypt!
“I wish to be given the no.6 shirt but it is currently reserved (to Juan Manuel Vargas). Otherwise, I would like to have the number 66.”
Fiorentina, who avoided relegation from the Serie A last term by finishing 13th, are managed by caretaker coach Vincenzo Guerini as a new boss has yet to be named ahead of next season.