Everyone was rather bewildered when Giuseppe Rossi left Manchester United for Villarreal a couple of seasons ago, with United fans tipping him to make it with the first team once he’d developed. To learn he’d been sold on to Spain was disappointing, even after learning the rather impressive £6.7 million price tag.

Believe me, that price doesn’t look so good anymore…

Tuttosport has reported that Juventus are interested in signing the young forward, taking him back to his Italian roots. Juve chief, Alessio Secco, met with Villarreal officials last week after their Champions League victory over Real Madrid, asking them to name their price.

Rossi currently has a buyout clause of £30 million which the Italian giants aren’t prepared to meet. However, reports suggest they would be willing to offer £20 million for him.

Whilst I’m more disappointed that he no longer plays for us, it certainly is pretty gutting to see he’s now worth £13 million more than he was two seasons ago!

Good luck lad.

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