Wednesday, 4 August 2010

[Mercato] Palermo pounce for Munoz

Palermo have completed the signing of Argentinian teenager Ezequiel Munoz from Boca Juniors.

The 19-year-old, who has signed a five-year deal, is considered one of the most promising central defenders in his homeland.

Munoz was strongly linked with a move to Fiorentina last year, with La Viola reportedly shelling out €8million (£6.6m) as a down payment, before pulling out of the deal after doubts surfaced over his fitness following a serious knee injury which sidelined the defender for six months.

Real Madrid also had an option to buy Munoz, but that expired at the end of last month and Palermo immediately moved in.

Munoz made his first-team debut in September 2008, aged just 17.

Source: Sky Sports

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