Injuries can often wreck the careers of footballers and for Giuseppe Rossi, it’s been a major struggle to stay fit. That’s not his only problem as he’s currently without a club.
Rossi has recently been training with his former club Manchester United as he looks to get back to fitness. He has had multiple knee surgeries and long spells in rehab but says: “”It’s not in me to give up and take the easy way out.”
Born in the USA, Rossi joined Italian side Parma at the age of 12 but five years later in 2004, he was signed by Manchester United. He made his league debut the following year but breaking into the United team is no easy feat.
Goals Start Flowing
Loan spells followed including one back to Parma before joining Villarreal in 2007 where he was a big hit. The 2010/11 season saw Rossi hit 32 goals in 56 games for Villarreal. Then he was out injured for six months with a knee injury.
Disaster struck when he was injured again in training and he was out for another ten months. The following year he headed back to Italy and joined Fiorentina. The 2013/14 season saw him back to his best with 16 goals in 21 league games but again he was injured and missed the entire 2014/15 season.
Since then, he’s been on loan at Levante and Celta Vigo before joining Genoa but left them at the end of the 2017/18 season and is now a free agent. Controversy followed with a four-month drugs ban.
A Return to the Premier League?
Aged 31 he’s keen on returning to the Premier League. With 128 goals in his career, he still has a chance to resurrect his career. Cardiff still need a new striker after the Emiliano Sala tragedy, perhaps a move to Wales for Rossi might be the answer and he’s 4/1 at SkyBet to do just that.