Thursday June 7 2012
Palermo return excites Brienza

Franco Brienza has expressed his delight at returning to Palermo this summer in a transfer from Siena.

The 33-year-old versatile forward had his move to the Sicilian club confirmed earlier this week, marking a return to the Sicilian side after a four-year stint playing between Reggina and Siena.

“For me it is really a homecoming, I believe that you cannot determine it any other way,” spoke Brienza on Thursday.

“As soon as the chance to rejoin the Rosanero family materialised, I did not think twice about it.

“Being able to play for Palermo is lucky for me as it was something indispensable. I will always endeavour in these colours and for our fans, with whom I have always had a great rapport.

“I am excited to embrace them and am glad that the magical night against Juventus [where Brienza scored a notable winning goal in February, 2005] is still remembered.

“On the field I will prove that my attachment to the shirt and my desire to do well have not changed.”

Brienza followed Siena Coach Giuseppe Sannino to the club.

“He’s very passonate and prepared. He has very clear ideas from a tactical point of view and is teams play well. In terms of human relations he is an honest person who always says what he thinks.”

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