Veteran striker Cristiano Lucarelli admits he is thrilled to be back in Italy after clinching a move from Shakhtar Donetsk to Parma.

Lucarelli, 32, left Livorno last year summer for the Ukrainian outfit and went on to play in the Champions League for the first time in his career.

"Professionally, this was the best choice that I could make," said Lucarelli, who has signed a contract with the Ducale club until June 2011.

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