Fiorentina have announced the signing of Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan from fellow Serie A side Sassuolo.

The 26-year-old will join the Viola on loan for the rest of the season, with the deal including an option for a permanent transfer during the summer.

According to reports in Italy, the permanent deal will cost Fiorentina €15m.

Duncan came up through the youth academy at Inter before representing Livorno, Sampdoria and Sassuolo, where he made 130 appearances in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Europa League.

This season he has provided five assists and scored one goal in 13 league appearances. 

He has also made eight appearances for Ghana.