Former Liverpool flop secures shock AC Milan move

Gabriel Paletta may have failed to make the grade at Anfield in the Premier League but is now heading to the San Siro, according to a tweet from AC Milan.

Terrorised by the likes of Julio Baptista during his time with Liverpool, Gabriel Paletta has secured a dream move to Serie A giants AC Milan.

The Buenos Aires-born defender first arrived at Anfield from Banfield back in 2006, but lasted just a single season on Merseyside after failing to convince manager Rafa Benitez during his eight appearances for the Reds.

Among the most memorable of these displays – though not for the right reasons – came in the League Cup with Liverpool going down 6-3 to Arsenal at Anfield in a game that saw the aforementioned Brazilian net four goals.

That game proved to be the final straw, with Paletta returning to Argentina with Boca Juniors.

But despite this setback, the defender enjoyed some fine form back in his homeland, earning another move to Europe with Parma.

A series of fine displays for the Serie A side also saw the 28-year-old earn a call-up to the Italian national team squad for the World Cup in Brazil, where he featured in a 2-1 victory over England.

And now, with Parma bottom of the table and facing financial difficulties, the player has sealed a move to AC Milan, with the Rossoneri tweeting an official image of Paletta at the club ahead of a routine medical.

It marks a notable turnaround in fortunes for the player, who was once regarded as a major flop at Liverpool but could now be set to turn out regularly for another of the biggest club sides in world football.

Sebastian Coates take note!

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