Monday, May 26, 2008

Alberto Gilardino to Fiorentina



It has been confirmed today by Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino that a deal has been made to bring Italian striker Alberto Gilardino to Fiorentina from AC Milan.

Gilardino scored 9 goals in 40 games for Milan this year and was stuck on the bench for most of the season playing behind Filippo Inzaghi and Pato. This past season was a big step down for the player that won Serie A player of the year in 2005. 

Gilardino is still young at only 25 years old and should be a starter for Fiorentina playing alongside Adrian Mutu. Don't be surprised to see Gilardino's name among the leaders in goals next season in the Serie A. 

3 comments:

Monica 08 said...

Finally! Gilardino can play regularly week in week out at Fiorentina. I say, what took him so long to decide to move? Pato all of a sudden came to AC Milan and got more confidence by Ancelotti even though Gila was there longer.

mad6986 said...

I honestly don't know why Gilardino was put in the bench so much this season.

As with many players its tough to make an immediate impact on a game and score goals when you have been sitting on the bench for a long time.

As an AC Milan fan I'm sad to see him go.

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