Official: Benalouane joins Fiorentina on loan from Leicester

Yohan Benalouane has joined Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season just five months after leaving Serie A for Leicester City.

Premier League surprise package Leicester forked out a reported £5.6 million to sign the French centre-back from Atalanta in August.

Benalouane has struggled to break into the first team at the King Power Stadium, though, and all four of his Premier League appearances have come from the substitutes’s bench.

The 28-year-old has subsequently swapped a battle for the Premier League title for Fiorentina’s challenge for a Champions League place in Italy’s top flight.

Benalouane, whose move is subject to clearance from the Football Association, could make his debut against Carpi on Wednesday.

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