Friday December 30 2011
Gilardino: ‘Happy to be here’

Alberto Gilardino has given his first reaction to his anticipated January transfer from Fiorentina to Genoa.

After undergoing an hour-long medical at Genoa’s Laboratorio Albaro di Genova Gilardino gave a brief comment on the move that is expected to be finalised in time for January 3’s opening of the transfer window.

“I’ll speak more next week. Best wishes to all. I am happy to be here.”

The striker, who has endured one of his worst goal-scoring starts to a season in Italy, is reportedly set to be offered a four-year contract with the option for a fifth, with the Grifone expected to pay Fiorentina as much as €8m for his services.

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