Football: Mario Suarez quits Atletico Madrid for Fiorentina

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (left) vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (left) vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Mario Suarez.AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish international midfielder Mario Suarez has quit Atletico Madrid to join Italian Serie A outfit Fiorentina.

"Mario Suarez will play at Fiorentina. An agreement between the clubs has been reached and will be finalised in the coming hours," Atletico announced on Wednesday.

In five seasons with Atletico, Suarez won La Liga, the Spanish Cup, the Europa League, the Spanish Supercup and two European Supercups.

Atletico - who have seen other members of the title winning side Turkish midfielder Arda Turan, Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld and Brazilian defender Joao Miranda leave for Barcelona, Spurs and Inter Milan respectively - announced on Monday the arrival from Fiorentina of Montenegro international defender Stefan Savic.