Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi is thrilled with the impact of summer arrival Antonio Cassano.

Ghirardi said "people told me I was mad" when signing Cassano, but were won over.

"People told me I was mad when I signed Cassano, but he has been professional both on the field and off it," Ghirardi told Radio Deejay.

"Today perhaps the best player at Parma is Marco Parolo, but artists like Cassano bring entertainment and many people are changing their minds on him."

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