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Thursday August 25 2011
Legrottaglie pens Catania deal

Nicola Legrottaglie has expressed his delight after he signed a contract with Catania.

The veteran stopper has been picked up on a free transfer after Milan opted against handing him a new deal this summer.

"I'm happy with this new adventure and honoured to wear this shirt," the 35-year-old told Itasportpress.it.

"I thank President Antonino Pulvirenti and director Pietro Lo Monaco who have shown that they respect me.

"I told Lo Monaco that I would only sign for Catania because I had the desire to do something important.

"Had that not been the case then I would have just retired. I have the right motivation to take Catania to a position which they deserve."

The former Italian international has signed a two-year deal at the Stadio Massimino.

Catania were looking for a new centre-back after they sold Matias Silvestre to Sicilian rivals Palermo.

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