Former Catania defender Matias Silvestre is delighted with his move to Palermo.

The Argentine defender made the switch between Sicilian sides this week and will hold his presentation Press conference on Thursday.

"I am very happy and can't wait to get started training with my new teammates," said Silvestre.

"I already know Nicolas Bertolo and Gabriel Munoz from our days together at Boca Juniors. They are my friends and will help me settle in right away.

"I promise to give my all for the Palermo jersey every time I step on to the field."