Rossi leaves Villarreal and Fiorentina record by
Giuseppe Rossi is a new Fiorentina player. Villarreal has made public in the statement in which it officializes the principle of agreement between Villarreal and Fiorentina. Villarreal would receive for the transfer of the Italian international some 11 million more 5 variables, so that the Castellón team could end up entering some 16 millones de euros.
The official Villarreal statement is this:
“Villarreal CF and ACF Fiorentina have reached an agreement for the transfer of Italian-American forward Giuseppe Rossi who, in the absence of signing the contract, will from now on in the Italian team. The Submarine wants to thank the Italian-American striker for his full dedication in the six seasons in which he has played for the yellow club, who arrived in the campaign 2007-2008 from Manchester United, and wishes you the best of luck in your new professional stage”.
“Born in Teaneck (1 de febrero de 1987, New Jersey, Estados Unidos) although of Italian parents, Giuseppe Rossi started his career in the lower categories of Parma FC, where he ended up with just 12 years. Con 17, was transferred to Manchester United, where he played twelve games with the first team (4 goles) and more than fifty with the set of ‘reserves’ -young promises-, en el que anotó 34 tantos”.
“En la temporada 2006-2007, the striker was loaned to Newcastle (13 partidos, a goal) and the following year he returned to Parma, although also quality of loan (20 partidos, 9 goles). En la 2007-2008, Rossi signs for Villarreal, where it becomes one of the symbols of the Submarine almost from its arrival. With the yellow shirt he has played a total of 192 encounters and has marked 82 goals in all competitions he has played. Además, the Italian-American is a permanent fixture of the absolute Italian team, with which he has played 27 matches and has scored 6 tantos”.
Rossi suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on 26 de octubre de 2011, in a match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. After suffering an ordeal and with the Eurocopade 2012 in mind, the Italian had almost completed his recovery in April last year when he relapsed in training. He had to be operated on again in the United States and in October he underwent surgery again. The estimated recovery time after this surgery was estimated at six months..