Wednesday January 18 2012
Amauri is an animal, says Colomba

Former Parma boss Franco Colomba feels that Amauri could make an instant impact at Fiorentina should he complete his move to Tuscany.

The Juventus striker is understood to be on the verge of signing for the Viola after failing to make an appearance for the Old Lady this season.

Although his lack of action may be a hindrance, Colomba rates the ability of the man who scored seven goals in 11 games during a six-month loan at Parma last term.

“I don’t know if Amauri is the kind of player who Fiorentina boss Delio Rossi is looking for, but I am sure that he is an animal in the penalty area,” Colomba told Radio Toscana.

“He may need some time to be totally ready for action, but if he is motivated then he can instantly settle into the team.”

Amauri has been frozen out of the plans of Juve boss Antonio Conte since he rejected a move away from Turin in the summer.

The 31-year-old Brazilian-born Italian international is only contracted to the Old Lady until June 2012.

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