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Alberto Gilardino explains choosing Spezia over Crystal Palace

Former Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino is happy with his move to Spezia.

The veteran chose to join the Serie B minnows ahead of Crystal Palace and Montreal Impact.

"I am very happy to be here. There was this opportunity after some months of courtship from the patron Volpi and CEO Micheli," the 35-year-old said on Mediaset Premium.

“I thank Spezia, because they waited for me. I don't see dropping a division as being a step down or a defeat, as I am really eager and motivated by this challenge.

Serie B is a difficult tournament, you have to run, work hard and sweat a great deal. The moment we achieve safety, then we can think about other targets."

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