There are sensational reports that Giuseppe Rossi is on the verge of joining Fiorentina, though he won’t be fit until mid-March.
The Italian international hasn’t played in over a year after twice snapping the same knee ligament while at Villarreal.
According to Sky Sport Italia this evening, the negotiations with Fiorentina are at a very advanced stage for €10m plus €6m in bonuses for goals and appearances.
‘Pepito’ Rossi could even be in the stands for Sunday’s game against Pescara at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
"Many of you have asked me about Rossi going to Fiorentina. I'll just say Giuseppe would gladly go to play there. Work in progress..." wrote agent Federico Pastorello on Twitter.
He underwent surgery in October, so will not be fit to play until at least mid-March, but is considered a valuable prospect for the future.
After all, Rossi won’t turn 26 until next month and has already played for Manchester United, Newcastle United, Parma and Villarreal.
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