Fiorentina players say farewell to Genoa-bound Alberto Gilardino

The Italy international looks set to leave Florence to join the Liguria-based outfit in an €8 million deal in January, much to the disappointment of his current team-mates
Two Fiorentina players have released messages of support to team-mate Alberto Gilardino ahead of his proposed move to Genoa.

The Italy international striker has undergone a medical at the Liguria-based club and is widely expected to leave Florence in January for a fee of €8 million.

Despite being disappointed to see the ex-AC Milan forward leave the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Valon Behrami and Alessio Cerci have wished the 29-year-old well.

"They took away Gilardino, how sad. Good luck and thank you for everything," the Swiss midfielder stated on Twitter.

"I am sorry you are leaving. It was an honour to have played at your side, good luck Gilardino," the goalkeeper added on the social networking site.

The World Cup-winning attacker is believed to be on the verge of signing a four-year deal with Pasquale Marino's men, but the move has not been made official as yet.