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Rossi Europe Bound?

It would seem as if European giants, Juventus and Portuguese champions Porto, will set out an all-out bidding-war for young Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi`s services next season.

Though it is unclear whether or not the 20 year old will actually go out on loan next season, what does seem certain is that if Rossi was to go, Juventus or Porto would most likely be his destination. Rossi, who started the beginning of last season on loan at Newcastle, before Claudio Ranieri (now of Juventus) took him to Serie A club Parma - ended the season on a high scoring an impressive 9 goals in 19 games for the Italian club.

Though this kind of form would usually merit a player a chance in the first team at Manchester United, the arrivals of Anderson and Nani have put a spanner in the works, and even though the talk of Smith contract situation fails to go away, you would have to see Rossi`s chances at United very few and far between next season, with Anderson, Saha, Smith, Solskjear, Dong and even Giggs vying for a place alongside Wayne Rooney.

Having said that, there is yet to be any official conformation on Rossi`s short-term future, and with the rumours of Anelka (amongst other players) seemingly untrue, for the time being this remains just a rumour. There is little doubt that Rossi aspires to make it Old Trafford one day, 'United are my main priority. It's where I want to be and where I want to play', and he is certain to be in Sir Alex`s future plans for rebuilding a new team, with players such as Giggs, Neville, Scholes and Solskjear nearing the end of the road, and exciting youngsters such as Nani, Anderson, Evans, Fabio and Raphael arriving.

However, might the temptation of pairing with former teammate Marco Marchionni as well as manger Claudio Ranieri be too much for the youngster, or will the lure of winning a Portuguese title sway his decision. One thing is for sure, whoever has Giuseppe Rossi next season, without doubt has an excellent player, full of potential.

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Writer: United4Life  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 6 2007

Time: 3:55PM

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Please... we have a 34-year-old striker with 3 knee surgeries behind him, we have Saha who's desperately prone to injuries and Smith who might not be the same again. I'm still happy with them as a strikeforce, with Anderson also around but please keep Rossi, too, we'll need him. Dong is no more than a marketing ploy.
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06/06/2007 16:03:00

r thought you meant valentino rossi ;-)
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06/06/2007 17:40:00

From what i've seen of him,he looks a good player and should get a chance at Utd.
Johnny Kipper
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06/06/2007 17:55:00

if we dont buy another striker we need him if we do get another one then one more season out on loan would do him the world of good.
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06/06/2007 21:07:00

rooneyisgod: I don't know if he'll be patient to wait for his chance if we loan him out again though it's true he said that his ultimate ambition is to play for us, whatever happens. I think we should give him a chance after such a good spell at Parma.
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06/06/2007 21:12:00

i would personally keep him and then if we were going to get another srtiker sell saha
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06/06/2007 21:16:00

We'll sell Smith if anyone.
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06/06/2007 21:29:00

saha i still one of the best strikers in the premiership when fit, can we all please remeber what he did for us at the beginning of the season. we MUST keep saha, regardless of his injury proness
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06/06/2007 22:35:00

The amount of Loans Rossi has had, hell end up with more clubs than Tiger woods!!! He needs to break into the 1st team this season or look to move on!
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07/06/2007 05:57:00

Well said, united4life. BomBom: I don't think that the amount of loans Rossi has had is anything special, he's been at two clubs so even a third would not be extraordinary. But I also think we should give him the chance to get into the first team.
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07/06/2007 08:44:00

i have to agree with united4life
john Us
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07/06/2007 12:24:00

he is much better then dong and hopefully we should keep hm and let him play some games to show what he can do
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