Mauro Formica has departed Blackburn Rovers to join Italian club Palermo.

The 24-year old Argentine midfielder has left Ewood Park after just 18 months to join the Sicilian outfit where he will be unveiled on Friday.

"Palermo announces that it has reached with the Blackburn Rovers Football Club in an agreement for the acquisition of rights to Mauro Abel Formica," a statement on Palermo's official website read.

"The Argentine footballer, born in 1988, will be available to the Rosanero technical staff from Thursday and will be presented on Friday."

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