Bologna switch for Gilardino

Bologna have completed the signing of Alberto Gilardino from

Genoa for an undisclosed fee.

Bologna have completed the signing of Alberto Gilardino from

Genoa for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old striker, who only signed a four-year contract at

the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in January, has now been allowed to link

up with Stefano Pioli’s Rossoblu.

Gilardino made his name for Bologna’s local rivals Parma, even

scoring a critical goal as his new employers were relegated in a

two-legged play-off final in 2005.

The Piemontese forward soon earned a move to AC Milan, with whom

he won the Champions League in 2007 before joining Fiorentina a

year later.

He was also part of Marcello Lippi’s World Cup winning squad of

2006 and has scored 17 goals in 47 appearances for the Azzurri.