"I came to Palermo with so much enthusiasm and I can't wait to get started on my new adventure," Balzaretti enthused. "I'm ready to be of service to my boss and my teammates. My objective is to do well in the Rosanero shirt and to help this team's cause.
"I am a player who has always focused on giving my all and I hope to develop a good relationship with my new fans as their affection is very important to me.
"I'm hoping to win the supporters over straight away and their warmth can spur me on.
"I feel ready to play even though I haven't played an official game since the end of November."