Italian could be set for Premier League return.
Former Manchester United striker Guiseppe Rossi could be set for a return to the Premier League with Tottenham, after his agent confirmed his intention to leave Villareal.
Spurs were linked with the Italian last summer and reportedly had a big-money bid rejected by the Yellow Submarine.
Villareal have since been relegated from La Liga and Rossi is reluctant to play in Spain’s second tier.
With Spurs desperately lacking a forward and struggling to conclude deals for Emmanuel Adebayor and Leandro Damiao, a fresh approach for the poacher could be on the cards.
However, 25-year-old Rossi suffered two separate anterior cruciate ligament injuries last season and remains out of action until February, meaning he would not be a short-term solution to Spurs’ striker shortage.
Rossi’s agent Federico Pastorello has confirmed his client will not play in the Segunda Division.
“I’m not worried because I’m conscious that interest in Rossi will start in the latter part of the window. He is calm and has his contract. Villarreal is in [league] B, but he will not play in B,” Pastorello is quoted as saying in Gazzetta dello Sport.
Serie A giants AC Milan are also thought to be interested in Rossi, who has scored 54 goals in three seasons since joining the Spaniards from United.
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