Fiorentina have signed Everton’s Danish defender Per Kroldrup for an undisclosed fee.

Kroldrup signed for Everton from Udinese in the summer for £5.1m, but missed the start of the season with an ankle injury.

He made just one start for Everton, in the club’s 4-0 Boxing Day defeat at Aston Villa. His only other appearance came last night as a substitute during Everton’s FA Cup victory over Millwall.

It was thought that Kroldrup favoured a move to the Bundesliga, with Schalke 04 interested in recruiting the 25-year-old.

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