Benito Carbone could be on his way back to England after wowing fans at the Midlands Masters over the weekend.
The 37-year-old former Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford forward was called into Aston VillaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Masters team at the last minute and still showed he can cut the mustard.
Carbone walked off with the player of the tournament award as well as the golden boot after scoring seven goals as Villa were beaten by Wolves in the final.
The diminutive striker showed his trademark touch had not deserted him and he has now set his heart on a return to England after seven years back in Italian football.
Carbone played for Pavia last season in Lega Pro Seconda but his efforts on Sunday will not have done his chances of a return to England any harm.
While a return to the top two divisions seems out of reach for Carbone, League One outfits Oldham and Walsall are believed to be keen on the former Como man.
“It’s the best thing that has happened in the last four or five years,” said Carbone. “It’s great to be back in England and back in a Villa shirt.
“I enjoyed the games and played well and I enjoyed being with the team. I’m sorry we lost the final and I would have preferred to win the team trophy than my own trophy.
“Ian Taylor called me in Italy and I packed straight away and came back. I am still playing football back in Italy in the second division but I would prefer to be back in England.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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