Fabio Quagliarella is happy to be “back to my roots” with Torino, but thanks their arch rivals Juventus too.
The striker completed the transfer for €3.5m from Juve, returning to the club where he started his career as a youth team player.
He left in 2005 as a free agent when the Granata went bankrupt, having helped them to promotion from Serie B.
“It was not a good situation to be in,” explained Quagliarella. “I waited for a phone call so that I could return to the new Torino, but after 15 days the message arrived from Udinese instead. It was my destiny, I hadn’t decided to leave Torino.
“Returning here is a positive sensation, coming back to my roots.
“I thank Juventus, as you cannot wipe out four years there, but now I am a Toro player and my objective is to make the fans as happy as possible.
“I understand the rivalry between supporters, but I am a professional football player.”