BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 04: Gerson of AS Roma warms up prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Camp Nou on April 4, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Even though it doesn’t look like there is an option to buy in the deal, Roma midfielder Gerson has joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan.

The Brazilian who scavenged for playing time under Eusebio Di Francesco last season was speculated to have plans of joining the Tuscans.

“AS Roma can confirm that midfielder Gerson has joined ACF Fiorentina on loan,” a statement on the Giallorossi’s official website reads as quoted in Football Italia.

“The Brazilian, 21, joins La Viola on a season-long loan deal that runs until 30 June 2019.”

There is no mention of a buyout clause in the deal, and the Viola’s statement similarly did not indicate if there is an option to buy.

“Fiorentina announces the signing of the player Gerson Santos Da Silva on a temporary basis from AS Roma.”

In 2014, Gerson was called up to the Brazil under-20’s for the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship. He made his debut for the side in January 2015, starting in a 2–1 win against Chile, and appeared in all matches during the tournament.