Miccoli eyes new Palermo deal

Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli is ready to consider signing a contract extension with the Sicilian club.

Last Updated: 05/12/12 at 12:03 Post Comment

Fabrizio Miccoli: Wants a new deal at Palermo

Fabrizio Miccoli: Wants a new deal at Palermo

The 33-year-old had previously expressed his desire to wait until June, when his current deal expires, before making a decision on his future.

Reports in Italy suggested Rosanero director Pietro Lo Monaco had already offered the former Juventus striker a one-year extension.

But Miccoli told La Repubblica: "I've never talked figures with the club, nor about the length of the contract.

"The plan is to extend my deal, or so I've been told. Of course I want to talk and I'd really like to end my career here. I'm optimistic about what's going to happen."

Miccoli's performances, and those of Palermo, have improved since Gian Piero Gasperini replaced Giuseppe Sannino at the Renzo Barbera in September, and the club captain managed to notch his 100th Serie A goal in November.

"When Gasperini arrived, something changed," he added. "Now we know what we need to do and we're all on the same side. Even if the right results don't come sometimes."

Palermo host reigning champions Juventus on Sunday and Miccoli has fine memories of his time in Bianconeri colours, despite his limited appearance record for the club.

He said: "It was a great experience for me. I grew as both a player and as a man, playing alongside champions like Thuram, Nedved, Trezeguet and Del Piero.

"It is a time I remember with great pleasure."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Steven Gerrard targeting silverware after meeting LA Galaxy crowd

Steven Gerrard was introduced to the Los Angeles Galaxy crowd on Saturday as he watched his new side beat Toronto FC.

England Women's World Cup run makes Mark Sampson proud

Mark Sampson hailed his “awesome” England side after their win over Germany at the World Cup in Edmonton.

Sepp Blatter claims French and German leaders influenced World Cup voting

Sepp Blatter claims former French and German leaders made "political interventions" to influence World Cup voting.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company