Monday January 16 2012
Viviano makes Palermo pledge

Emiliano Viviano says he’s ready to “spit blood” for Palermo once he officially completes his move from Inter.

The Italian international will spend the rest of the season in Sicily after the Rosanero bought Genoa’s 50 per cent share in him for €5m.

“I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity which President Maurizio Zamparini has given me,” he told the club’s website.

“I also thank the people of this city for the affection that they have shown me,” he continued as he arrived in Sicily for his medical checks.

“I’m here to put my qualities at the disposal of the team. I’m ready to spit blood for this shirt.”

Viviano was looking for a January move as his path to first team football was blocked by Brazilian international Julio Cesar at San Siro.

Viviano, an Italian international, was set to leave Inter in the summer, after his switch from Bologna, but he damaged knee ligaments in pre-season.

The former Under-21 international wants to return to action in an effort to make Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.