Malaga Swoop For Fiorentina Striker
The Moroccan had been linked with a number of clubs over the summer but has finally agreed to join the Spanish side and will be presented at La Rosaleda on Thursday.
MalagaCF.com announced the details of the loan, which will last for a season and allow Los Boquerones the opportunity to buy El Hamdaoui outright at the end of his spell.
El Hamdaoui was born in Rotterdam and has spent most of his career in the Netherlands, eventually being capped as Under-21, though he chose to represent Morocco at full international level.
He won the Dutch Footballer of the Year and Eredivisie top scorer title in 2009, earning a move to Ajax from where he moved to the Viola in 2012.
He spent only one season at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, showing flashes of ability in his nineteen appearances but never able to hold down a first team place.
Being surplus to Vincenzo Montella’s plans again this season has meant El Hamdaoui has been looking for a new club over the summer.