Silly Season: Mauricio Pinilla

Mauricio Pinilla is not one of the players of La Roja at the moment, although this transfer is large enough to get an attention on this blog. Pinilla is a Chilean player who has been a good attacker but has had problem with his temper. He has been playing in Europe since 2003 when he came to Italian club Inter, but only to be loaned to Chievo where he played six games without scoring. Last club he played for was Serie B club Grosseto where he scored 24 goals in 24 games, many of them shown on this blog. All those goals made an echo throughout Europe, but he decided to stay in Italy and play for Palermo who bought him today in front of Fiorentina, who were also interested in the 26 year old Chilean.
The transfer sum is around €6 million with a few other options. Palermo had a great season and came in 5th place, earning a spot on next years Europa League. Pinilla's main competition in Palermo will be struggling for the attacking spots with Edison Cavani and Fabrizio Miccoli, they scored 32 goals together last season.

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