Sunday August 28 2011
Palermo confirm Vazquez deal

Palermo have confirmed a deal for Belgrano's Franco Vazquez to arrive in January, while Fabrizio Miccoli “will definitely stay.”

There were reports the Rosanero were going to bring in creative midfielder Vazquez this summer, but the 22-year-old will wait until the end of Argentina's Apertura season.

“We wanted to sign him now, as we consider him a player who can make the difference,” director of sport Sean Sogliano told Il Giornale di Sicilia.

“Both Belgrano and the player pushed to put back the transfer until January. We decided to accept, because we believe so much in the qualities of this player.

“It would be a mistake for Palermo to abandon the whole thing by not accepting the delay until January.”

This weekend captain Miccoli declared he was ready to leave if he would only be used for the final 20 minutes of games.

“Miccoli will definitely stay and the fans need to relax,” insisted Sogliano. “He said nothing wrong, as obviously all players want time on the field. Fabrizio is a reference point for this team.”

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