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Soccer: Matri completes medical with Fiorentina

Striker moving on loan from AC Milan

15 January, 12:01
Soccer: Matri completes medical with Fiorentina (ANSA) - Florence, January 15 - Italian forward Alessandro Matri completed a medical on Wednesday for his loan move to Fiorentina from AC Milan.

The Tuscan side are signing the 29-year-old striker, who has five Italy caps, to help ease an injury crisis in attack.

Fiorentina's Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi, Serie A's top scorer this season with 14 goals, is set to be sidelined for two months with a knee injury. Germany striker Mario Gomez is also out after he too suffered a knee injury early in the campaign. Matri is expected to be presented as a Fiorentina player on Thursday or Friday.

"I am hungry to play and score lots of goals," Matri said Tuesday.

Matri scored only one goal in the first half of this season after joining Milan from Juventus in the summer.