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Rossi: Fiorentina boss confirms striker set for Celta Vigo

Paulo Sousa told a news conference on Saturday that the former Villarreal and Levante man has agreed to join the Galician club.

Giuseppe Rossi.
Diario AS

Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa has confirmed that Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi is on the brink of completing a move to LaLiga outfit Celta Vigo.

Sousa: Rossi has an agreement with Celta

Speaking on Saturday, Sousa explained: "Our sporting director, [Pantaleo] Corvino, has told me that Jaime Baez has an agreement with Spezia and Rossi with Celta".

The 29-year-old, deemed surplus to requirements by the Serie A side's Portuguese coach, is expected to join the Galicians on season-long loan deal.

Rossi played on loan at Levante during the second half of last season.
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Rossi played on loan at Levante during the second half of last season.Kai FörsterlingEFE

Rossi no stranger to LaLiga

Rossi, who has won 30 Italy caps, has previous experience of Spanish football, having spent the second half of last term at Levante, where he scored six goals in 17 appearances.

The ex-Manchester United, Newcastle United and Parma man also enjoyed a successful spell at Villarreal between 2007 and 2013 that saw him net 82 times in 192 games.


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