Wednesday August 21 2013
Mirante makes Parma pledge

Antonio Mirante would have no problem in putting pen to paper on a new contract with current club Parma.

“I’ll always be thankful to Parma for giving me a chance during a difficult stage of my career,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I came from Sampdoria where I had not done well. I was a risky gamble, but it worked out well,” the goalkeeper added.

“I’m happy at Parma, a club who have a tradition of good goalkeepers such as Claudio Taffarel, Luca Bucci, Gigi Buffon and Sebastien Frey – but nobody put pressure on me with uncomfortable comparisons.

“Football is lived through in the right way in this city.

“I have a contract until 2015, but I hope to continue my relationship with this place for a long time to follow.”

Mirante, who started his professional career at Juventus, is now 30. He joined the Gialloblu in the summer of 2009 on loan before being bought outright a year later.

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