New contracts for Fiorentina duo

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Marcos Alonso and Mati Fernandez have signed new contracts with Fiorentina, the club have announced.

Chile international Fernandez has extended his deal until June 30, 2018, while Alonso has agreed a new five-year contract until 2021.

The wing-back has established himself as a key component of Paulo Sousa's side and has only missed three Serie A matches so far this season.

Fernandez has faced more of a battle for first-team football this term, particularly given the emergence of Matias Vecino, but has impressed during his 15 appearances this term in all competitions.

Fiorentina, who were comfortable 3-1 winners away to Palermo on Wednesday, are just a point behind Inter after 18 rounds of Serie A.