Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rossi Eyes Return to Serie A

By Josh Allen - Giuseppe Rossi could be set for a return to Italy, according to his agent Federico Pastorello.

The 22 year old was one of the few players to come out of Italy's recent Confederations Cup ( campaign with any credit, scoring two impressive goals against the USA. He also has a good scoring record at current club Villarreal, where he has netted 26 times in 62 appearances.

Despite his young age, Rossi is already at his third club, following spells at Parma and Manchester United. Although he has played regularly at Villarreal, whom he joined in 2007, the forward could be on the move again.

Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss, Rossi's agent Pastorello said: “Without a shadow of a doubt he is a player, who in the moment at which a call from a big club arrives he would respond as being ready, willing and able. “If this club were to be Italian, so much the better, because he feels Italian in every way”.

However Pastorello was also keen not to shut the door on his client's current employers. He said: “His [Rossi's] is a complicated situation. He is fine where he is. We are negotiating a contract renewal with Villarreal”.

Should Rossi leave, his most likely destination would be Juventus. The Turin giants have been impressed by the forward's recent performances and according to reports are already in talks with Villarreal.

Moving in the other direction could be striker David Trezeguet. The Frenchman has been at Juventus for over nine years but has recently falling out of favour and chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli says a swap deal is possible if: “Villarreal are able to reciprocate Trezeguet's salary.”

Rossi would represent the second major summer signing ( for Juventus, who have already spent 25 million euros on Brazil international Diego.

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