Florence - England international
defender Micah Richards on Monday agreed to a season's loan to Serie A side
Fiorentina from English champions Manchester City.
The 26-year-old, capped 13 times, has gone from being
City's player of the year when they won their first Premier League title in
2012 to just a handful of appearances for them in their titlewinning campaign
last term as Argentinian rightback Pablo Zabaleta was the undisputed first
Fiorentina, who finished just outside the Champions
League spots last season, also signed 25-year-old Slovenian midfielder Jasmin
Kurtic on loan from rivals Sassuolo.