Valero and Gonzalo join Fiorentina

Borja Valero and Gonzalo Rodriguez have joined Fiorentina from relegated Villarreal, the Italian and Spanish clubs said.

Former Mallorca and West Brom midfielder Valero, 27, moves a day after Alberto Aquilani joined from Liverpool, Fiorentina said in a statement.

La Viola have now replaced Milan-bound Riccardo Montolivo with two players, although Adem Ljajic is also expected to exit.

Argentine defender Gonzalo, meanwhile, has passed a medical and will sign a contract with Fiorentina.

Fees were not disclosed but both players are understood to have signed long-term contracts.