Italy Serie A — 06 August 2012

Serie A giants AC Milan are being linked with a move for Villarreal and Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi.

The 25 year-old is highly-rated and is being linked with a move, following his clubs relegation from La Liga last season.


Last season Rossi struggled with injuries and his absence has been mentioned as one of reasons for the Yellow Submarines relegation. In April he suffered another blow as he injured anterior cruciate ligament for a second in a year. He is expected to return to action in March at the earliest.

These long-term injuries have come as a terrible blow to a player who was just developing into a top-class striker. He may never fully recover from the injuries.


AC Milan are believed to looking for another striker after selling mercurial Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic to PSG last month. The signing of Rossi would be a more long-term signing, than a short-term fix, as the Italian international isn’t likely to play any football until next year.

If AC Milan is interested in acquiring a striker in the near future I think they will look elsewhere this summer. There seems no sense in trying to sign a player that won’t play football again till March.


Giuseppe Rossi was just starting to show what he could do before he got injured. However, the two serious injuries he has had in the last year could stop his progress. Rossi may never get back to the form he showed in the 2011/12, when he scored 32 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions, which is a shame for the striker.


I think that Giuseppe Rossi moving to AC Milan this summer is very unlikely. AC Milan need a fully-fit striker for the new season and Giuseppe Rossi needs time to recover from his two terrible injuries. A move to AC Milan in the future could be a possibility in the future, by then though it could be too late for Rossi.

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