Sir Alex Ferguson keen on Fiorentina hitman.
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Manchester United have made a surprise approach for Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino, according to reports in Italy.
Juventus have long been keen on Gilardino but Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to rival the Turin giants for the 28-year-old, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.
The newspaper reports Ferguson is frustrated by Dimitar Berbatov’s lack of consistency, despite his fine form this season, and could be ready to replace the Bulgarian with the £15million-rated Gilardino.
And Fiorentina could do business with United if they get Federico Macheda as part of a swap deal, though Ferguson would be reluctant to lose the young striker. (TalkSPORT)
It seems strange that this source would claim that Sir Alex Ferguson is frustrated with Dimitar Berbatov, especially given he is the top scorer in the Premier League, that said a move for Italian international Alberto Gilardino would be an interesting one.
The 28 year old Fiorentina front man is one of the most consistent strikers in Serie A and wherever he has played he has scored goals. After astonishing success at Parma the talented attacker moved to AC Milan where he was he helped the Rossoneri to a Champions League triumph and since his move to Florence he has not looked back, scoring 42 goals in the last two seasons.
Gilardino is a good player with his back to goal and can also be a predatory finisher when needs be and perhaps after a career spent in Italy the striker may well be keen on a move to the Premier League not least because his side is struggling this term and is dangerously close to the relegation zone and unlikely to secure European football for next term.
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