An Old Trafford old boy set for a shock return?
Manchester United could buy back Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi .
Sir Alex Ferguson offloaded the player three years ago for £6.7m, but a first option buy-back clause was inserted into the deal.
And the Manchester United manager might now exercise that clause for the £12m-rated Italy international, the Star reported.
A host of clubs are in the hunt for the 23-year-old, who scored 15 goals for Villarreal last season.
German club Hoffenheim are said to be the frontrunners for his signature. (IMScouting)
This could be a sensible move by Sir Alex. Giuseppe Rossi has gone from strength to strength since leaving Old Trafford in 2007 and was most unlucky to not make Marcello Lippi’s World Cup squad having put in some top notch performances for the Italian national team in 2009.
The pint sized striker has also shown good potential in La Liga where he has become Villarreal’s main attaking threat scoring 45 goals in the last 3 seasons and is probably looking to take another step up the career ladder and would no doubt relish the chance of a move back to Manchester United.
Given the fact that Ferguson could well do with a spare frontman option then maybe he could well make a move for the 23 year old. Questions about Dimitar Berbatov’s ability to make it at the club continue, Michael Owen is more often than not injured and Wayne Rooney could well do with some help in the goalscoring department.
Javier Hernandez could well be a big success at the club but maybe it would make sense to bring Rossi back to the club to give them further options. The New Jersey born striker could now be ready to make it back in the Premier League.