Monday March 17 2014
Rossi flies in for Fiorentina-Juve

Giuseppe Rossi will be at the Stadio Franchi on Thursday for Fiorentina-Juventus in the Europa League.

The forward has been out of action since damaging knee ligaments at the start of January, but recently got the all-clear to move on to the next stage of recovery.

“Today I spoke to the club about Beppe’s return,” revealed agent Andrea Pastorello on TGR Toscana.

“Pepito will be in Florence on Thursday to watch the game against Juventus. He wants to be at the stadium at all costs.

“In America he followed the games on TV, but now it is the time to come back.”

Fiorentina drew the first leg 1-1 in Turin, so even a goalless draw would be enough for them to qualify for the quarter-final.

Rossi hopes to recover full fitness in time for the World Cup, but it’s a race against time.

“We are working to get back as soon as possible and in theory he could play at the end of April, but it is still early to make predictions.

“The World Cup? Right now the objective is to come back on to the field with Fiorentina.”