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Sunday September 8 2019
Palermo set Serie D record

Palermo set a new Serie D record with 17,000 fans flocking to the Stadio Barbera for their first home game after bankruptcy.

The Sicilian club went under this summer after several failed takeovers and was forced to start again from Serie D, the lowest division in Italian football.

Their first home fixture was a 3-2 victory over San Tommaso and it set a new Serie D record with an attendance of 17,000.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Goldaniga reveals Genoa links

New signing Edoardo Goldaniga reveals he “had other offers, but I wanted to join Genoa at all costs” due to a series of family events.

The defender completed the transfer from Sassuolo on deadline day, on loan for €1m with option to buy for a further €3m.

“I always hoped to become a Genoa player,” he told the Secolo XIX newspaper.

“There were other offers and I could’ve stayed at Sassuolo, but I wanted to join Genoa at all costs for the club, the environment, the Coach and the squad.”

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Friday August 16 2019
Santana in emotional Palermo return

Mario Santana says ‘I’ll always be grateful’ to Palermo’s new owners after making an emotional return to the club.

Santana joins Coach Rosario Pergolizzi in moving back to Palermo, where he played over 100 times between 2002 and 2006, helping the Rosanero establish themselves in Serie A and qualify for the Europa League.

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Tuesday August 13 2019
Official: Lecce sign Rispoli

Lecce have officially signed former Palermo captain Andrea Rispoli, a return to the club where he played in 2010-11.

As expected, the defender put pen to paper at the Stadio Via del Mare this afternoon.

He was a free agent after Palermo went bankrupt and was picked up by the newly-promoted Serie A side.

The right-back turns 31 next month and had been on Palermo’s books since 2015.

His other clubs include Brescia, Parma, Sampdoria and Padova.

Image credit: @OfficialUSLecce Twitter

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Friday August 9 2019
Rispoli to sign for Lecce

Lecce will sign former Palermo captain Andrea Rispoli to a two-year contract after his medical on Monday.

According to Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, the full-back has agreed personal terms.

He is a free agent following the bankruptcy of Palermo, which forced them to start again from Serie D.

Rispoli turns 31 next month and it is a return to Lecce, where he played in the 2010-11 season on loan from Parma.

His other clubs include Sampdoria and Brescia.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Reading in pole for €10m Puscas

Reading are reportedly in pole position for Inter striker George Puscas, ahead of Birmingham City, and could pay €10m.

It’d be an impressive profit for the Nerazzurri, who are benefiting from a Premier League and English Championship bidding war.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Reading are at a more advanced stage of negotiations and likely to secure the deal for double figures.

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Saturday August 3 2019
Palermo unveil new management team

Palermo have confirmed their new-look management team, which includes the long-serving Rosario Pergolizzi as Coach.

Pergolizzi spent six years at Palermo between 2005 and 2011, winning the Primavera Serie A title in 2009.

He also had a stint as caretaker Coach of the first team in 2007, lasting just four days in the role.

The 50-year-old was most recently in charge of Empoli’s Under-17 team.

Joining him at the Renzo Barbera are Renzo Castagnini, who is appointed technical director, and new youth coordinator Rosario Argenti.

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Saturday August 3 2019
Juve's Joya short-lived

Paulo Dybala arrived in a blaze of glory and certainly had some highlights, but Elio Salerno feels La Joya never quite delivered on his Juventus promise.

Rewind to June 4, 2015 where a baby-faced Paulo Dybala was in the process of completing his dream move to Italian champions Juventus from mid-table Serie A side Palermo. The transfer fee was sizeable for the then 21-year-old Argentine starlet, €32m payable over four years with potential for a further €8m in bonuses to be included.

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Tuesday July 30 2019
Official: Parma sign Alastra

Parma have officially signed goalkeeper Fabrizio Alastra, who was a free agent after Palermo went bankrupt.

The 21-year-old talent came up through the Palermo youth academy and had loan spells with Matera, Benevento and Prato.

With the Sicilian club going under this summer, all the players under contract were released and became free to sign for other teams.

Parma announced that Alastra has signed a contract until June 2022.

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Friday July 26 2019
Official: Udinese sign Nestorovski

Ilija Nestorovski has officially signed a three-year contract with Udinese after Palermo went bankrupt.

The Macedonia international striker was a free agent along with the rest of the Palermo squad, as the Serie B side went under this month.

As a result, he was able to negotiate terms and sign a three-year contract with Udinese.

There is also an option for a fourth season, confirmed a statement from the Friulani.

The 29-year-old scored 15 goals in 28 competitive games for Palermo last season and had been with the Sicilians since 2016.

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