Palermo are set to formally announce their Slovenian double signing after being impressed by the quality of the Maribor midfield during their Europa League qualifier. According to Stadionews both Josip Ilicic and Armin Bacinovic will be introduced to the media at 11.00 CET today during a press conference.
The 22-year-old midfielder Ilicic scored twice against Scottish side Hibernian and then against Palermo during Maribor's European qualifiers and his performances earned him his first call-up to the national team in August against Australia. The tall midfielder had only just joined Maribor this summer from NK Interblock.
Bacinovic is also a midfielder who signed as part of the double deal immediately after the match between Maribor and Palermo; The 20-year-old came through the youth system at the club and has been playing in the first team since the age of 17.
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