Transfer news

Rossi keen on Serie A switch

March 22, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi is eager to secure a move to Serie A, according to his agent.

Giuseppe Rossi
GettyImagesGiuseppe Rossi is expected to leave Villarreal this summer

• Agent: Rossi may leave Villarreal

Italy international Rossi, 25, is likely to leave Villarreal in the summer and, having spent time during his career in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, it would appear he is favouring a return to Italy.

"I don't think newspaper suggestions of a €15 million evaluation are accurate," agent Federico Pastorello told Paginegiallorosse. "It'll take at least €20 million.

"He is very close to Villarreal, but has many offers on the table from both Italian and foreign clubs. He wants to match himself against the best players and win something, but playing in the Champions League is not to be considered an obsession.

"The ideal thing would be to return to Italy, as Giuseppe considers this to be his favourite league."

Roma are among the sides to have been linked with a move for Rossi and Pastorello added: "We have talked a lot about Roma with Giuseppe. He really likes Luis Enrique's philosophy.

"They deserve respect and are a great side, while those who currently run the club are a guarantee of success. I've known both Franco Baldini and Walter Sabatini for a lifetime and can confirm they really know their football."