Palermo's Amauri gaining Italian citizenship

Palermo striker Amauri is set to gain his Italian citizenship.

Amauri is eligible for an Italian passport as he is married to Cynthia, who although Brazilian herself has been living in the peninsula for 12 years and is therefore a citizen.

"We have already presented the documentation," agent Mariano Grimaldi told Radio Radio TV.

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"Now we are waiting for the bureaucratic process to take its course and hope it will happen quickly.

"He will be at the disposal of a national team, we now have to see which…

"There is also contact with Brazil as well as Italy. Both Carlos Dunga and Donadoni have spoken highly of him. It is difficult to say no to one or another, the Selecao or the world champions. It's something that has to be thought about."

In the meantime, Amauri's club future appears to remain in Italy, as both Juventus and Milan want him for next season.

"He is a player who resembles Zlatan Ibrahimovic, so he could comfortably partner David Trezeguet. But we cannot say he is closer to Juve.

"Aside from the two Italians, there are also several foreign clubs interested in Amauri. We are evaluating the best possible solution along with Palermo, both for the player and the outfit. Amauri also has admirers in Spain and if he becomes an EC member he'll have many chances in England, too."

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