Wolfsburg sign defenders Barzagli, Zaccardo
ROME, June 12 (Reuters) - Palermo have sold Italy centre back Andrea Barzagli and former Azzurri full back Cristian Zaccardo to German side VfL Wolfsburg, the Serie A club said on Thursday.
A statement on Palermo's website said the two clubs will play a friendly in Wolfsburg on Aug. 12 as part of the deal, but gave no financial details.
Barzagli, who joined the Sicilian club in 2004, has 23 caps and is a member of Italy's Euro 2008 squad. The 27-year-old came under fire in the Italian media for his performance in Monday's 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands.
Like Barzagli, Zaccardo was a member of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning squad, but he has faded out of national-team contention under Roberto Donadoni.