Serie A side Fiorentina are one of a number of Italian sides considering making a move for Italy international Giuseppe Rossi. The striker currently plays in Spain with Villarreal. The former Manchester United youngster was came off the bench in his country’s last friendly match, n the 1-0 defeat to the Ivory Coast. USA born Rossi scored 14 times in all competitions last season in La Liga, narrowly avoiding being called up for his country’s disastrous World Cup campaign earlier this summer.
Serie A betting pundits note how Rossi joined Villarreal in the summer of 2007 after two years in England. The striker has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s best striking prospects since he moved to Spain. It never really worked out for Rossi in England, only making a handful of appearances for the first team at United before spending an unsuccessful loan spell at Newcastle. A return to Manchester had been mentioned but the 23 year old has stated that a move to England isn’t in his plans.
Fiorentina are looking for a striker after Stevan Jovetic was ruled out for much of the upcoming season with injury. Head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic had targeted Rossi as his first choice. Aside from a brief loan spell at Parma, Rossi’s experience of Serie A is pretty limited. Manchester United sent Rossi to Parma to gain some first team experience in 2007.
In his 19 game loan spell, Rossi impressed Online Betting punters with nine goals. Despite interest from teams in Serie A, Rossi chose to move to Spain and has been a hit since he arrived. It remains to be seen how loyal Rossi would be to his current employers if one of the big boys of Italian football made an approach for him however.