Real Betis close to snaring ex-Fiorentina wing-back

Date:9th August 2015 at 8:00am
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Juan Vargas - PAOK v FiorentinaReal Betis have reached an agreement with former Fiorentina wing-back Juan Manuel Vargas.

The 31-year-old Peruvian international was released by the Viola this summer at the expiry of his contract after seven seasons with the club, which included a loan spell at Genoa sandwiched in between.

After an impressive start to his Fiorentina career, Vargas began to slowly drop down the pecking order in Florence, and was more of a fringe player in his final years with the Serie A side.

According to, Vargas is ready for a new adventure in Spain, and has reached an agreement with the newly promoted La Liga outfit for a two-year contract.

It is believed that former Fiorentina director Eduardo Macia, now at Betis, was crucial in bringing Vargas to the Andalusian club given his knowledge of the left-sided player.

Vargas made 186 appearances for the Viola during his stay at the club, netting 25 goals.