One in, one out at Palermo
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palermo have signed Fabrizio Miccoli but David Di Michele has left for Torino.Palermo have signed Fabrizio Miccoli from Juventus but David Di Michele has left for Torino.
Di Michele was a regular starter for Palermo last season and netted seven goals in Serie A, but he has decided to move on for a fresh challenge.
Parma were linked with Di Michele but it is Torino who have clinched a deal, tying the veteran striker to a three-year deal.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini allowed Di Michele to leave after lining up Miccoli as his replacement.
Miccoli, who has spent the last two seasons on loan from Juventus at Benfica, has now completed his move to La Favorita.
Miccoli has signed a three-year deal with Palermo, after a fee of £3million was agreed with Juventus.
"I'm really happy. Finally after two important seasons for my career, I am coming back to Italy and going to a big side," he told Palermo's official website.
"I thank Maurizio Zamparini and sporting director Rino Foschi for the faith they have shown me."
Juventus boss Claudio Ranieri may be happy for Miccoli to exit but he has underlined his desire to keep Pavel Nedved and Mauro German Camoranesi.
There has been speculation that Nedved is considering retirement, while Camoranesi has yet to put pen-to-paper on a contract extension.
"They are two champions and I hope to have them at my disposal, because Juve want to have all of their champions," Ranieri told Rai TV.