Palermo to Take Legal Action over Pastore's €42 Million Transfer to PSG

Adrian AgiusAnalyst ISeptember 3, 2011

PALERMO, ITALY - AUGUST 21:  Us Citta di Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini (R) talks with his coach Stefano Pioli before the pre season friendly match between Us Citta di Palermo and Fenerbahce at Stadio Renzo Barbera on August 21, 2011 in Palermo, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is a character in his own right. The club president never ceases to amaze with his antics, the latest of which being his decision to challenge the action of Javier Pastore's agent regarding the transfer of the Argentinian to PSG for a lucrative €42 Million. The reports come after Zamparini filed a complaint to the Prosecutor of Palermo.

According to, Zamparini is not happy with the actions of the agent involved in the transfer.  (Marcelo Simonian). According to Palermo, "The Argentina international moved to the Ligue 1 side for €42 million in the summer, but part of the transfer fee went to the playmaker's adviser Marcelo Simonian, and his company Ten Football Corporation."

The South American made proved to be a massive impact at Palermo last season, scoring a bunch of goals for the club. He was tipped to be moving to the Spanish La Liga, but eventually agreed to a move to Paris Saint German.

Simonian's company TFC, gained €12.5 million of the sale. Such a figure almost prevented the whole deal from ever going ahead. You would have to think, is €12.5 million for the sale of a player is a bit excessive? Considering the player's rights predominately lie with the club,

The Italian club will enlist the help of the Core Tax Financial Police to sort out the finer legal matters of the case. It would seem that Palermo had an Italian Job done on them!