Richards on loan at Fiorentina

  • Last Updated: September 1 2014, 22:37 BST

Micah Richards has joined Serie A side Fiorentina on a season-long loan after admitting defeat in his pursuit of first team football at Manchester City.

Micah Richards: Made loan move from Manchester to Florence
Micah Richards: Made loan move from Manchester to Florence

Richards is City's longest serving player, making 245 appearances since his debut in 2005, but has struggled for game time in recent seasons having been usurped at both right-back and centre-half.

Having travelled to Florence for a medical over the weekend, he has now joined La Viola until the end of the current campaign.

City confirmed the news on their official website.