Tuesday June 5 2012
Rossi represents good value

Giuseppe Rossi’s agent has again encouraged prospective clubs interested in the crocked star to consider the value of signing him from Villarreal.

With the Spanish side relegated from the Primera Division last term, it is expected that a number of high-profile members of the squad will be sold.

This includes Italian forward Rossi, despite the fact that he is out of action until next year after suffering a second cruciate knee ligament injury in April.  

His agent, however, believes that this will only lower his market valuation, rather than his ability to return to the same level of play.

“Pepito must stay away from the playing field for nine months because of his injury that, among other things was due to a not-so-perfect operation in Valencia,” again reflected Federico Pastorello, in reference to Rossi’s knee damage being a recurrence of an original injury that was believed to have been fixed by this initial surgical procedure a few months before.

“Whoever buys him now obviously has the ability with Villarreal to treat the figures very differently from the recent past and it is natural that the player can still be very attractive.

“Clearly the money to pay for a player who cannot appear until at least March 1 next year is a future investment, which has a cost.

“I am convinced that someone will approach us with this kind of discourse, now we must understand how and when.

“With Villarreal we are in constant contact, should there be any inquiries they will talk to us. Napoli? We’ve never ruled that out, anything could happen.”