Internacional adds Argentine Bolatti to squad

Internacional adds Argentine Bolatti to squad

Published Feb. 9, 2011 1:18 p.m. ET

Copa Libertadores champion Internacional has signed defensive midfielder Mario Bolatti from Fiorentina.

Bolatti, the fourth Argentine in the Internacional squad, arrives from Italy on a four-year contract, joining countrymen Andres D'Alessandro, Pablo Guinazu and recently acquired striker Fernando Cavenaghi.

Bolatti said he wasn't getting enough opportunities with Fiorentina and ''didn't think twice'' about joining one of the ''great clubs'' of Latin America.

The 25-year-old midfielder joined FC Porto from Argentina's Belgrano in 2007, then played on loan with Huracan in 2009 before moving to Fiorentina last year.


Internacional begins its Copa Libertadores defence on Feb. 16 against Ecuador's Emelec.