Giuseppe Rossi to train with SPAL

by | Oct 30, 2021 11:00

SPAL President Joe Tacopina announces that Giuseppe Rossi will train with the Serie B side from tomorrow: ‘We have the ambition to return to Serie A.’

Rossi will turn 35 in February and has been available as a free agent for almost one year as his contract with Salt Lake expired in January 2021.

Serie B side SPAL will give him a new chance starting from tomorrow when Rossi will be in Ferrara to train with the team.

“Giuseppe feels well and he is very motivated,” Tacopina told Tuttomercatoweb.

“We met many times in New York and I think he can be crucial for our ambitions to return to Serie A.

“Rossi is the best footballer ever born on American soil and this makes him even more special for Italian-American ownership like ours.

“He will also be important for SPAL’s plans to be present in the States from next year.”

Rossi scored 26 goals in 62 Serie A games with Fiorentina, Parma and Genoa.

A product of Parma academy, Rossi moved to Manchester United in 2014 and made his senior debut under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2004.

He also played for Newcastle United, Villareal, Levante and Celta Vigo.

Rossi made his senior Italy debut under Marcello Lippi in October 2008.

He has seven goals in 30 appearances with the Azzurri.


epa06403992 Genoa's forward Giuseppe Rossi greets supporters before the Italian Serie A soccer match Genoa Cfc vs Benevento Calcio at Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, 23 December 2017. EPA-EFE/SIMONE ARVEDA


  1. House Party

    Oh, if not for injuries. Italy didn’t get enough out of Rossi, Cassano + Giovinco for 1 reason or another!
    Terrific players though + Rossi was too. Still is, by the sounds of it. : )

  2. Stefano

    Rossi was at 1 point the 3rd most lethal attacker in la liga, which at the time was hands down the best league in the world

    Behind Messi and Ronaldo

    Just let that sink in for a moment

    He was ready to go to S. Africa after looking spectacular for the national team under Lippi

    But like all great Italian players he was left off the team. Lippi preferred players like Simone Pepe (maybe the worst player ever to wear the Jersey)

    Anyhow Lippi did say that was his biggest regret of his career as he brought an older than dirt team to South Africa and went home early

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