posted on 28/06/2012: 730 views
Exclusive: Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoliâ€™s agent says the ball is in Palermoâ€™s court over a proposed move to Al Nasr, adding that a deal could be done on Thursday.
Miccoli, 32, enjoyed an impressive Serie A campaign last season, scoring 16 goals and boasting 14 assists in 28 appearances, which almost earned him a call-up to Italyâ€™s European Championship squad.
With his contract due to expire at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in 12 months, Miccoli could now be set for a move to the UAE with his agent Francesco Caliandro confirming to Sport 360Â° that he is keen on the move.
â€œThe situation is in progress because it is very important for my client to continue his career in Dubai over the next two years. This transfer is now in this moment firmly in the mind of my player and all looks good.â€
â€œFrom our side it is a yes, and there is a very high probability that the deal will go through very soon, but a lot depends on Palermo,â€ added Caliandro. â€œThere are conditions on his contract with Palermo, but from Al Nasrâ€™s side everything is ok.â€
Nasr boss Walter Zenga, who worked with Miccoli during his time in charge of Palermo, is said to have personally brokered the deal.
Abdullah Al Bannai, a board member at the club, refused to comment on the progress made in securing the services of the former Juventus, Perugia and Fiorentina hitman.
â€œRegarding Miccoli, we are still discussing terms with his agent but still we havenâ€™t signed a contract. We are in talks with the player to discuss if he has a chance to play for Al Nasr.
"Mr Walter Zenga has personally asked for this player, but we donâ€™t know whether he will come or not, we are not very sure.â€
Regarding the club's move for another Italian, Novara striker Giuseppe Mascara, Al Bannai added: â€œWe have talked with him (Mascara); we havenâ€™t signed with either player because we are still waiting to hear from them whether they want to come or not.â€
However, last night, Mascara confirmed he will be playing his football in Dubai next season and praised his new employers for making sound decisions regarding the players they needed.
â€œThe directors of Al Nasr are very efficient, as itâ€™s not true that a rich club just spends money without logic. They know their football and do not intend to make bad choices,â€ Mascara said, adding he is looking forward to partnering Miccoli in Al Nasrâ€™s forward line.
The 32-year-old has passed a medical and is currently back in Italy after being offered a one-year contract with the Dubai club with the option to extend. â€" Sport 360Â°
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