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Espanyol admit interest in Parma’s Pabon

by Tom Conn | Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013

Espanyol sporting director, Oscar Perarnau has recently admitted that the club is very interested in signing Parma’s Colombian striker, Dorlan Pabon.

dorlan_pabon_1330449471.01_1330449471In an interview with Barcelona-based radio station RAC1, Perarnau admitted the interest in Pabon, despite the player being at the Serie A side for less than 12 months.

“We want to sign Pabon, but it will not be an easy process considering there are many teams interested in him. However, we are in pole position.”

The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract with Parma on a €4 million transfer from Colombian side Atletico Nacional last summer.

However, Pabon has struggled to adjust to the style of Italian football, making just 12 apperances in league play, with his lone goal being scored against Catania in the Coppa Italia.

Espanyol are desperate for goals, and after sending Samuele Longo back to Inter Milan, they are hoping Pabon will help keep the Catalan side in the top flight.

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