Fiorentina have completed the signing of Chile international Matias Fernandez from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
The Argentina-born midfielder has signed a four-year contract with the Serie A outfit.
Fernandez arrives in Italy after three years with Sporting and six in European football.
He left Colo Colo in 2006 after scooping the prestigious South America Footballer of the Year award.
Villarreal won the race for his signature and he helped the club to finish as Primera Liga runners-up during his first season in Spain.
Fernandez moved on to Sporting in 2009 and quickly became a regular for the Portuguese side.
He will, however, be continuing his career in Florence.
The 26-year-old took in his first training session with Fiorentina on Saturday as he was put through his paces alongside the youth team due to the senior stars being given two days off.