Veteran striker signs for hometown club.
Fabrizio Miccoli has signed for Italian third division side Lecce, his boyhood club according to Sky Sports.
Following his release from relegated side Palermo earlier this month, the 34 year-old has attracted interest from a whole host of clubs, including Serie A side Parma, who express the strongest interest in him. Parma and Australian side Melbourne Victory, both, made attempts to sign the veteran striker, but Fabrizio rejected them in order to join Lecce.
Sadly, Lecce failed to gain promotion last season after losing in the play offs at the end of the season which would have made the move a little less shocking – as Miccoli could quite easily perform at the top level for another year at least.
On the clubs official website, they claim the deal will be finalised on Wednesday as the Italian forward is yet to put pen to paper, just a verbal agreement has been made.
“Between Thursday and Friday, the Australians were in talks and everyone took it for a done deal,” Lecce chief executive, Antonio Tesoro, told Italian media outlet, Tuttolegapro.com, last week.
“Instead, we were able to stay in the race and now we are fully in the running to bring Miccoli to Lecce. We are confident, and next week [Wednesday 17th] the decisive meeting to close the deal will take place.”
Throughout his career, Miccoli has managed to bag 194 goals in his 548 senior appearances in Italy, with his most successful spell being at Palermo – where he bagged 81 goals in 179 games.