Balzaretti wants Palermo stay

Balzaretti’s contract with Palermo expires in 2011 and the 27-year-old admits he would prefer staying at the club rather than move to a bigger club.

“My objective is to remain at Palermo for as long as possible,” declared the former Juventus defender.

“Since my arrival, I have found an ideal environment, both for myself and my family. I have also built a special bond with the fans and that is a great satisfaction.

“Therefore, due to all of these elements, I can say that I’m not thinking about a big team. The most important thing for me is Palermo and that the squad does well.”