- Not to be confused with Michele Morganella
(born 17 May 1989) is a Swiss footballer
who plays as a defender
, in a co-ownership agreement with Palermo
. He is usually nicknamed "Train"
Born to an Italian father and a Swiss mother, Morganella is a product of the FC Basel
youth system and plays as a right-back or a wide-right midfielder. He first came in to the Basel team at the end of the 2006–07 season, playing in 3 games that campaign. In the 2007–08 campaign he was given the #4 jersey, later starting being featured into the first team.
Morganella then signed a new three-year contract at Basel, with the club moving quickly to freshen up his expiring deal. This deal was intended to keep him at St. Jakob-Park
However, on 30 January 2009, following days of speculation about his future, Palermo
officially announced to have signed Morganella from FC Basel
on a four-year and a half contract, thus becoming the first Swiss footballer to play for the rosanero
During his early times at Palermo, Morganella never broke into the first team and he was eventually loaned out to Serie B
on July 2010.
On 31 January 2011 Palermo announced to have sold 50% of Morganella's transfer rights to Novara, as part of a bid involving striker Pablo Andrés González
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