Free agent Fabrizio Miccoli could join Alessandro Del Piero in Australia, as he is in advanced talks with Melbourne Victory.
The ‘pocket striker’ is out of contract after Palermo allowed his deal to expire and had been close to hometown club Lecce, though they are in the Italian third division – Lega Pro.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Miccoli is instead very close to agreeing a move across the world.
Melbourne Victory are eager to snap up the 34-year-old forward and can meet his wage demands.
Miccoli hopes to replicate the ‘Del Piero Effect’ seen at Sydney FC, as the A-League is expanding its horizons.
Finding another club in Italy is going to be extremely difficult for Miccoli, who was involved in a police investigation due to his friendship with the son of a Mafia boss in Palermo.