Parma appeal over Rossi
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma are unhappy with the departures of Giuseppe Rossi and Arturo Lupoli.Parma have launched an official complaint with Fifa after they felt they were inadequately compensated for the loss of Giuseppe Rossi and Arturo Lupoli.
Both young strikers forged excellent reputations with the Gialloblu youth team last season, and were quickly signed up by leading Premiership sides before they committed their professional futures at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Rossi made the trip to Manchester United whilst Lupoli joined the talented band of foreign starlets under Arsene Wenger at Highbury.
Football's governing body had decided to order that compensation to the value of é¼420,000 should be paid to Parma, however the Italian outfit feel that their role in nurturing the potential of the talented duo has been undervalued.
Parma chief officer Luca Baraldi is holding out for a figure in the millions of Euros, and called on Fifa to make a stand against what he perceives to be unfair poaching practices.
"I want to solicit football's highest levels to control the young player traffic by regulation. As it is now, it isn't good," said Baraldi.
Both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have a reputation for scouring the continent for the cream of young talent, and both appear to have uncovered gems in the two Italian strikers.
The 17-year-old Lupoli has already announced himself as a future first-teamer with a mature display that yielded two goals in the Carling Cup against Everton, and also recently started against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.
Rossi (pictured) is one year older, and further enhanced his burgeoning reputation with a brace for the United second XI against Blackburn on Thursday.
The forward has been prolific this season for the reserves, and his ability was confirmed when Ferguson added him to the UEFA Champions League squad to replace the departed Eric Djemba-Djemba.