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Gilardino makes Genoa switch

January 3, 2012

Fiorentina have announced the transfer of striker Alberto Gilardino to Genoa.

Alberto Gilardino
GettyImagesAlberto Gilardino has moved on from La Viola.

Gilardino, 29, was a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, and is thought to have cost around €8 million (£6.7m). He has agreed a deal for four and a half years.

Gilardino's former clubs include Parma and AC Milan, with the latter selling him to the Viola for €15 million (£12.5m) in 2008.

A statement on Fiorentina's website, read: ''Fiorentina announces that it has sold striker Alberto Gilardino to Genoa.

''The company would like to thank Alberto for the time he has spent with us and the pleasure he gave the fans. The club wishes him every success for the rest of his career.''