Edimilson Fernandes has followed the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate out of the London Stadium, with the West Ham midfielder joining Fiorentina on loan.

The Swiss international signed from FC Sion in 2016 but has made just 48 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers since then, largely thanks to an injury-hit campaign last season.

Fernandes missed a large chunk of last season due to an ankle injury, restricting his game-time severely, as he made just 16 appearances for the Irons as they secured a 13th place finish in the Premier League under David Moyes.

The 22-year-old’s disappointment was further compounded after he missed out on a place in Switzerland’s World Cup squad, despite featuring in their penultimate friendly against Spain.

Fernandes has slipped further down the pecking order at the London Stadium this summer following the arrivals of Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez as part of Manuel Pellegrini’s summer revamp and the midfielder will now spend the next year in Serie A with Fiorentina, in a bid for some much needed game time.

The Italian side finished in eighth place in Serie A last season and manager Stefano Pioli has been a busy man this summer, bringing in Kevin Mirallas on loan from Everton as well as goalkeeper Alban Lafont from Toulouse among others.

Fernandes could make his Fiorentina debut in their first match of the season against Sampdoria on Sunday.