Emiliano Viviano: I'm really happy with Palermo move

The goalkeeper has voiced his satisfaction with his move to the Sicilian club and is keen to return to the pitch again
Emiliano Viviano has expressed his delight with his transfer from Inter to Palermo and is eager to play again after a long spell on the sidelines due to injury.

The Sicilians acquired Genoa's 50 per cent stake in the Italy international, and although Inter still hold the other 50% of his rights, Viviano will ply his trade at Palermo in the second half of the season.

"Finally I can start playing again and I'll be doing it at an important club with passionate fans," he said, according to Inter's official website.

"The last few months have been tough, it wasn't easy having to spend so much time away from the goalmouth, but I'm really happy now and can't wait to get on the pitch again.

"I want to thank president [Maurizio] Zamparini for his faith in me and all the Palermo fans who have given me so much support in just these few hours I've been here.

"I also want to thank [Inter] president [Massimo] Moratti, all my ex-team-mates and the medical staff at Inter who have been fantastic in these last months."

Viviano could make his Palermo debut in next week's Serie A game at home versus Genoa.