Despite rumors about his potential departures, Palermo’s striker, Fabrizio Micolli looks set to stay at the Barbera for at least the upcoming season after the club’s president, Mauro Zamparini, confirmed the senior attacker’s future.
Zamparini revealed that although he is yet to discuss everything with Micolli, the patron believes once the talk everything will be sorted out easily especially considering the striker still has two years left of his contract with the Sicilian side.
“He still has two years left to run on his contract and therefore he will continue here,” Zamparini stated. “I’ll need to meet with him or give him a call to make sure everything is sorted out, but there won’t be any problems.”
It seems that Zamparini is keen on keeping Micolli for at least another season due to his expectation in seeing the departure of Palermo’s young star, Javier Pastore, this season as latest reports stated that there have been serious offers coming for the Argentinian. Considering the importance that both Pastore and Micolli had in the Rossanero, the president obviously doesn’t want to let both of them leave in a season, especially with many new players coming into the squad.
Despite being troubled with plenty of injuries last season, when fit, Micolli is pretty much one of the most important players for Palermo as his leadership on the pitch can be a good example for the youth talents at Sicilian. So, although the striker himself previously admitted that he would like to return home back at his hometown club, Lecce, next season probably won’t become the moment for the ex-Italian international.
Meanwhile, aside from Micolli and Pastore, Zamparini also revealed a surprising news revealing that he could sell Italian international defender, Mattia Cassani to Lazio this summer. The controversial president stated that he would opened the chance for Biancocelesti to acquire Cassani’s signature, but only if the capital club are serious and speak directly to him.
If Lazio President Claudio Lotito is talking about him then it must mean that he likes him. But he has to talk to me first. I could decide to sell,” Zamparini added.
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