Miccoli confirms Palermo stay

17 June 2010 11:19
Fabrizio Miccoli has confirmed he will remain with Palermo after rejecting the chance to join Birmingham City this summer.[LNB] The former Juventus and Fiorentina striker was interesting Blues this summer, but he has opted to remain in Serie A.[LNB]Miccoli remained quiet until now as he evaluated his options and has now confirmed he is looking forward to European football with Palermo.[LNB]"I've not spoken about my future before because I wanted to weigh up the best options for my family," he told the club's official website.[LNB]"Looking into president Maurizio Zamparini's eyes convinced me to stay. I'm happy. I'm captain of this team.[LNB]"I worked hard to help us secure European qualification and now I want to play in it."[LNB]Miccoli was happy with Birmingham's willingness to bring him to the Premier League, adding: "I want to thank Birmingham for their interest."

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