"Palermo is a club and a city that I am very fond of and I don't think that I let an opportunity of a lifetime go.
"Every year many transfer rumours go round, but the Rosanero are my present and I have nothing else in my mind. I'm very happy in Italy and would like to stay here for many years to come.
"I am sure that my teammates will do very well in my absence. This squad has quality and everything needed to go far."