Luca Toni explains he chose Serie A newcomers Hellas Verona because “I can lend a hand to this team.”
The veteran centre-forward was no longer needed at Fiorentina and joined newly-promoted Verona as a free agent.
“Would I return to the Viola as a director? I’m not thinking about that right now, as I am only focused on my playing career,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“That is why I chose Hellas, as I can lend a hand to this team.”
Toni has effectively been replaced in the Fiorentina line-up by former Bayern Munich hitman Mario Gomez.
“Gomez is a striker who tends to move around more along the front line, while I am more of a ‘fox in the box’ type of player. He isn’t Fiorentina’s only big signing, as they’ve done great work on the market this summer.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £5,000 monthly.