Friday September 2 2011
Palacio pens Genoa deal

Rodrigo Palacio has put pen to paper on a new contract at Genoa. "This is what I wanted," said the former Inter target.

Genoa rejected a €10m offer from the Nerazzurri this week, instead opting to extend his contract until 2014 and increase his salary to over €1m a season net.

"I thank Genoa for the faith they have shown in me," said the wide attacker. "This is what I wanted. I hoped to remain at this club.

"The outfit have made some important economical sacrifices for me, but I've not decided to just stay here for the money.

"I'll continue to give everything for these colours, for these fans, for this club."

Palacio, who was also targeted by Roma, joined Genoa in 2009 after four years in his homeland with Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

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