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Eccentric owner sells Italian club Palermo for… ten euros

The Italian football club US Palermo for a symbolic price of 10 euros sold. That was on Saturday announced by former chairman and owner Maurizio Zamparini. The new owners are not yet known, it would go to a company in London.

“With a heart in the throat, and only the future of the club and the supporters of Palermo in mind, I take a deep sorrowful farewell”, the 77-year-old Maurizio Zamparini know in a afscheidsbericht on the website of the Italian football team.

“The new owners take Palermo in the hands for a symbolic price of 10 euros, and commit themselves to the mountain of debt of 22.8 million euros to pay off. Next week will be representatives of the new owners, the club and the city council are seated around the table”, it sounds the further in the statement.

The eccentric Italian took US Palermo in 2002 to 15 million euros. Under his presidency, knew Palermo in 2004 after 31 years of absence, the gateway to the Serie A back open beech. In that period contributed a lot stervoetballers the famous pink Palermo jersey. Among others, Paolo Dybala and Andrea Barzagli (Juventus), Javier Pastore (AS Roma) Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) shone ever in the Stadio Renzo Barbera of Palermo.

The last few years went with the Sicilian football team, however, downhill. In 2014 relegated Palermo is already out of the Serie A, and even though they immediately could get promoted, decreased Palermo in 2017 back to the Italian second division, Serie B. In march 2017 and followed the Italian-American businessman Paul Baccaglini Zamparini already as chairman of the team. This season, Palermo after 13 days in the Serie B in the lead with 26 points.

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