NEWS
Monday August 13 2012
Rossi would welcome Milan move

Giuseppe Rossi’s agent believes the striker would welcome a move to Milan, but also says that any number of clubs will be moving for him.

The forward is currently recovering from knee ligament damage and isn’t expected to return to the field until early 2013. However, in light of his club Villarreal’s relegation from the Primera Division last season, he is still considered available on the market.

This sits in contrast to the position taken in March of this year, when the player hit out as his agent for encouraging transfer speculation and declared that he would be staying with the Yellow Submarine.

Today, his agent believes that it won’t take long for the player to complete a move to a new club and that it is likely to be sorted in the coming fortnight.

“The change of direction was a natural reaction to Villarreal’s relegation,” Federico Pastorello explained to Sky Sport 24.

“The interest in Giuseppe is equal to that of the other players, even if there is the handicap of his injury that will keep him out of the rest of 2012.

“If he were fit, he would probably have already been sold. I’m not worried about this situation because I know that the market for Giuseppe will probably begin in the final stage of the summer.

“Rossi is currently engaged in rehabilitation, whilst there is always the support from [Villarreal owners] the Roig family and we are relaxed because they have budgeted this year for Giuseppe’s contract.

“But, I’m also aware that if an intelligent offer arrives then Rossi’s desire will be taken into account.”

Pastorello was asked where Rossi would likely end up for 2012-13.

“Technically, any team in Italy could sign him. Milan for their squad, Inter for the rejuvenation and issue relating to Giampaolo Pazzini’s position and Juventus for their search for a top striker…

“The identikit of Giuseppe Rossi is suitable for all three of the big teams, not to mention Roma, Napolo and Lazio, but I think they are complete.

“Has there been contact with Milan? I do not know, but maybe with Milan having bought Cristian Zapata the might have been a discussion between the clubs.

“We can classify it as a hypothesis, whilst if Milan were interested then there would be no doubt that it would please Rossi. The availability to Milan of the boy would be total.

“I think there will be some movement for Rossi, and not only from Italian clubs, having also seen him play for Manchester United and explode at Villarreal. But, he would be perfectly happy to play in Serie A.

“I feel that his transfer could be sorted late in the summer market and then by the end of January he should be available and could make the second half of the season.”

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