Transfer news

Parma seal Pabon deal

June 28, 2012
By ESPN staff

Serie A side Parma have signed Colombian attacking midfielder Dorlan Pabon from Atletico Nacional for a fee in the region of €4 million.

Dorlan Pabon is considered a rising star of the South American game
GettyImagesDorlan Pabon is considered a rising star of the South American game

Pabon, 24, has emerged as one of his country's brightest stars following a successful campaign in the Copa Libertadores, in which his side reached the Round of 16. Earlier in the summer, he was linked with a switch to Premier League side Tottenham.

A Parma statement read: "It is with great satisfaction that we announce the acquisition of Colombian striker Dorlan Pabon from Atletico Nacional Medellin."

Pabon has scored 44 goals in 90 games since joining Atletico from fellow Colombian side Envigado in 2010. The 2012 campaign has been a majr success for the midfielder, who scored 15 goals in 19 games including seven in the Copa Libertadores.