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After passing a medical last week, the former Italy international has completed his move to Liguria after signing a four-year contract believed to be worth €1.6 million per annum

Fiorentina have confirmed the sale of Alberto Gilardino to Serie A rivals Genoa for a reported fee of €8 million.

The Italy international had already passed a medical in Liguria and agreed terms on a four-year contract rumoured to be worth €1.6m per year but the deal was only officially announced on the Viola’s website on Tuesday afternoon.

“ACF Fiorentina announces that striker Alberto Gilardino has joined Genoa CFC on a permanent deal,” a club statement read.

“The club would like to thank Alberto for the seasons he spent with us and the emotions he helped give the Viola fans.

“We wish him the best of luck for the next stage of his career.”

Gilardino trained with Genoa on Tuesday and was greeted by an estimated 2,000 of his new club’s supporters.

The 2006 World Cup winner joined Fiorentina from AC Milan in 2008 and racked up 48 goals in 117 appearances for the Tuscan outfit.