Fulham F.C. striker Marcello Trotta has claimed a number of Italian clubs are interested in him following his return to the club from a loan spell at Brentford.
The Italy Under-21 international, who began his career at Napoli before joining Manchester City in 2008 and Fulham one year later, helped the Bees win promotion from League One to the Sky Bet Championship last term, tallying 12 goals in 37 league appearances.
At the moment, it is unclear whether or not Trotta is in the long-term plans of manager Felix Magath but we now know that several Italian sides are keen on the 21-year-old front-man.
“I’m happy with my season at Brentford and for the promotion in the Championship. My loan is finished and Fulham have summoned me for the pre-season that will begin next week,” Trotta told tuttomercatoweb.com.
“I have not yet talked with the executives to understand what the club want to do with me. I know that in Italy many teams are interested in me and that makes me happy. Together with my agents I will evaluate the offers.”
Drinkwater agrees new Leicester deal
Former Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City following the club’s promotion to the English Premier League.
Drinkwater, who left Old Trafford for the King Power Stadium in the summer of 2012, enjoyed a magnificent season for the Foxes last term.
In fact, the Leicester City Player of the Year was one of three Foxes, along with defender Wes Morgan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, to be included in the 2013/14 Championship Team of the Year.
“I am delighted to sign the new contract,” he told the Leicester Mercury. “It was a step I have wanted to take for a while now and I am glad it is finally done.
“I can get my head down now and concentrate on the season.
“It settles me again and I will be able to concentrate on my training and get back playing. Hopefully, I can keep showing everyone what I am made of.
“I didn’t need much persuading. It was a good season for me personally. I was in a pretty strong position and I am sure the club knew that, and the club was in a great position so it was just right that we both were able to come to an agreement and I could sign.”
Drinkwater netted seven goals in 45 league appearances for Leicester City last season.