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Albion sign Igor Julio from Fiorentina

Defender joins on four-year deal.


We are delighted to announce the signing of left-sided central defender Igor Julio from Italian club Fiorentina on undisclosed terms, subject to all regulatory process. 

Igor has signed a four-year contract with the club and it’s expected he will link up with his new teammates next week, when they return from the Summer Series in the US.

Head coach Roberto De Zerbi said, “Igor is another important player who can help us in a crucial position within the team; where the play starts.”

The 25-year-old Brazilian joined Fiorentina two years ago from Italian outfit SPAL and has gone on to make 110 appearances for Fiorentina.

Last season he played 42 times and helped them to an eighth-place finish in Serie A.

Igor also played a key role in helping Fiorentina reach the final of the Europa Conference League and came on as substitute when they lost 2-1 to West Ham United in the final; Fiorentina were also runners-up in the Coppa Italia last season.

Igor started his career with Santos-based Portuguesa in Brazil before moving to Austria in 2016 where he played for second-tier club FC Liefering, before spells in the Austrian top-flight with Red Bull Salzburg and on loan at Wolfsberger and Austria Wien.

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