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Agent confirms Rossi joining Levante

Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi is set to leave Artemio Franchi, the player’s official representative has moved to confirm.

The highly rated forward has agreed to join Levante and the deal will be made official as soon as Mauro Zarate arrives at Fiorentina.

This means that an injury-plagued spell with Viola has come to an end for Rossi, who now gets an opportunity to kick-start his career in Spanish La Liga, where he played the best football of his career while at Villarreal.

“We’re working to close the deal,” Andrea Pastorello told Radio Bruno Toscana.

“We’re also waiting for another deal (Zarate) to make everything concrete. We’re working. We’re not disappointed, but we’re certainly not leaving willingly.

“We imagined being protagonists this year, for these few months it’s best we go our separate ways. Our intention is to return, to Fiorentina this is a ‘see you later’, not a ‘goodbye’.

“Now he has to play. We chose Levante because it’s a club that believes in him. We hope to replicate what he did at Parma, when Giuseppe saved his team from bottom spot.”

Giuseppe Rossi signed for Fiorentina in a €10 million deal from Villarreal some three years ago and after missing the first six months through injury, he went on to score 16 goals in 21 league games in his first full season.

However, he then missed the entire 2014/2015 campaign through a knee problem and couldn’t get back into the side.

Rossi amassed a total of 11 league outings this season, starting four of those games.

Thu 21 Jan, 2016
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