Fiorentina sign defender German Pezzella on loan from Real Betis

Fiorentina have signed Argentinian defender German Pezzella from Real Betis on loan with an option to buy, the Serie A club have announced.

The 26-year-old, who joined Betis from River Plate two years ago, has represented his country at Under-20 and Under-23 level.

The news comes two days after the Viola signed striker Giovanni Simeone -- the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego -- from Genoa on a five-year contract.

The 22-year-old Argentinian scored 11 Serie A goals for Genoa last season.