Friday July 5 2013
Maietta: Toni will strengthen Verona

Verona captain Domenico Maietta believes that Luca Toni will be a great signing for the club.

The veteran striker has joined the newly-promoted side after his contract at Fiorentina expired on July 1.

And the defender is confident that the Italy international can keep the Mastini in Serie A.

“Toni is a great champion,” he told reporters. “I'm sure he will strengthen this team.

“I have been thinking about playing in Serie A a lot.

“I just want to start the new season and do my job.

“A month and a half without kicking a ball is a long time.”