Wednesday June 19 2013
Palermo surprised by Viviano snub

Palermo have admitted they are disappointed Fiorentina decided against signing Emiliano Viviano on a permanent basis.

The Viola-supporting goalkeeper joined the Viola last summer, but the Tuscans are planning for a future without him.

“We expected Fiorentina to take up their option,” Rosanero director Giorgio Perinetti noted. “But this did not happen.

“There are a number of teams who are interested in him now so we will just have to wait and see what happens.”

Palermo, relegated to Serie B in the past campaign, agreed a €7.5m buy-out fee with Fiorentina last summer.

The former Brescia, Bologna and Inter player appeared in 32 League games for the Tuscan giants in 2012-13.

The 27-year-old is an Italian international.

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