Thursday January 26 2012
Maccarone signs for Empoli

Former Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone has today completed a move to Serie B side Empoli.

The 32-year-old was expected to join top-flight Siena this month, but he’s instead left Sampdoria for the Tuscan outfit.

Maccarone has already enjoyed a spell at the Stadio Castellani previously in his career between 2000 and 2002.

It was while with the minnows that he caught the eye of the Italian Under-21 side and he left Empoli for Boro in July 2002 for £8m.

Maccarone scored 26 goals in 68 games for Empoli.

His new club are fighting for survival in Serie B given that they are currently fourth from bottom in the standings.

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