Monday March 12 2012
‘Nocerino the buy of the century’

Milan’s move for Palermo’s Antonio Nocerino was the transfer of the century, argues the midfielder’s agent.

The 26-year-old joined the San Siro outfit on deadline day last summer for just €500,000 given that he had less than a year left on his contract in Sicily.

Since then he’s been a revelation at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and scored his ninth League goal of the campaign yesterday afternoon against Lecce.

“Considering how much midfielders generally cost the big clubs, his was the swoop of the century,” representative Marco Sommella told TMW.

“I’m not shocked that it was Vice-President Adriano Galliani who did the deal, he’s a great official who already knew what Nocerino would have done for the Rossoneri.

“Given Antonio’s qualities, I expected these kind of performances. However, he has scored more goals than I thought he would.

“I had already stated some time ago that he would be an important signing, but it is not as if we’ve just discovered him this season as he was part of the Italian national set-up.”

Nocerino had previously netted only six top-flight goals in his entire career during spells at Juventus and Palermo before this term.

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