Salah hoping Fiorentina can kick-start career

After being reduced to a bit-part player at Chelsea, Mohamed Salah has designs on a bigger role at Fiorentina.

Mohamed Salah is hopeful that his loan move to Fiorentina can kick-start his career following a disappointing stint with Premier League side Chelsea.

The Egypt winger joined the Florence club on loan until the end of the season on Monday, with Juan Cuadrado moving in the opposition direction on a full-time basis. 

Fiorentina have the option to make the move permanent, and Salah has designs on becoming a regular for Vincenzo Montella's men after making just eight appearances in all competitions for Chelsea this season.

"I am truly happy to be here," Salah told Fiorentina's official television channel. "I really hope this is a step forward in my career.

"I know that my move to Fiorentina has generated a lot of interest in Egypt and I hope I can do well and help the team succeed.

"I watched Fiorentina's game at Roma [the Coppa Italia quarter-final win] and I really like the team. I can't wait to get started."

Salah could make his debut for the Serie A club against Atalanta on Sunday.