Italian striker surplus to requirements

Toni joins Roma on loan from Bayern Munich

December 31, 2009

Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni has joined Roma on loan until the end of June.

Luca Toni
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The 32-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena after falling out with coach Louis van Gaal.

A statement on Bayern's official website read: "In a discussion Luca Toni asked the board of Bayern Munich to loan him out to Roma until the end of the season for personal reasons.

"He wants, through regular games in Serie A, to still realise his main goal of taking part in the 2010 World Cup with the Italian national team."