Rossi Close to Training Comeback
New Fiorentina striker, Giuseppe Rossi, is nearing his comeback to full training almost 18 months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
Rossi has been sidelined for the best part of two seasons since his injury for Villarreal in October 2011 and his transfer to Florence this winter is earmarked as a new start for the Italian international.
Indeed, a month after agreeing terms, reports coming from Italy suggest he will soon be ready to join the squad in full training, news that can only delight fans of Betfair football betting hoping to see the best of Rossi in the Serie A.
The former Manchester United striker has been recuperating in New Jersey but will have a medical exam with the club on 4 April. Although that meeting is still four weeks away, there will still be enough time in the season for Fiorentina to benefit from his quality.
If all goes well, Rossi could be in line to play six Serie A games to close out the season, with his debut potentially a home tie against Torino on 21 April. The would give him a fortnight to prove his worth to manager, Vincenzo Montella, who needs some added firepower to guarantee Fiorentina a European place next season.
The Viola are by no means out of the race for a Europe in the Champions League betting this spring but they need an option other than Luca Toni and Stevan Jovetic up front, both of whom will be jaded come April.
Rossi can be that man to get Fiorentina over the line and qualify for the Champions League, so long as he recovers well over the next month and finds his feet in Italian football immediately.