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By FRANCO PANIZO
The I’s have been dotted and the T’s have been crossed. Giancarlo Gonzalez is now a member of Palermo.
Palermo officially announced on its website on Tuesday that Gonzalez has completed his move to the Serie A club from the Columbus Crew, signing a three-year contract. The 26-year-old centerback is in the process of flying back to his native Costa Rica to finish the paperwork needed for his visa and other formalities.
His exit was made all but certain in recent days, but Gonzalez leaves the Crew after just six months at the club and following a strong World Cup showing that helped the Ticos reach the quarterfinals for the first time.
He started in each of the 17 MLS matches he played in for Columbus, and scored one goal.
How do you see Gonzalez faring with Palermo and in Serie A? Still think the Crew should have kept him, or was it smart to sell high? Who is the next international player Columbus should target for a six-month stay before selling him for a profit?
Share your thoughts below.