Saturday January 28 2012
Parma: 'Mariga imminent'

Parma are on the verge of signing MacDonald Mariga from Inter, said his agent. “The announcement is imminent.”

The Kenyan midfielder is currently on loan to Real Zaragoza, but is expected to make his return to Serie A during the transfer window.

“All the Parma fans can relax, as the announcement of Mariga’s move to Parma is imminent!” wrote agent Federico Pastorello on his Twitter profile.

“You can thank Aurora Russi and Paola Notturno of the Italian Embassy in Madrid, as they got the paperwork pushed through in record time!”

It would be a return to the Stadio Tardini for Mariga, who already played for the club from 2007 to the end of January 2010.

Parma director general Pietro Leonardi also confirmed the deal is effectively done.

“We have to focus on the game with Catania on Saturday, but on Sunday we’ll try to conclude the Mariga affair, as there are some tiny red tape issues and we don’t have much time before the transfer window shuts.”

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