Rossi dreams of Italy return
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi has expressed a desire to return to Italy.
Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi has expressed a desire to return to Italy at some stage in his career.
Red Devils chief Sir Alex Ferguson prised the youngster away from Parma in 2004 and he has high hopes for the 19-year-old.
With Ruud van Nistelrooy departed, Rossi could play a key role at Old Trafford this season, but he admits that a return to Serie A is on the agenda in the future.
"My dream is to come back to Italy where there is a more technical and tactical football," Rossi told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"In The Premiership competitive spirit are the favourite, even if clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have changed their mentality."
Rossi grew up watching Dutch star Marco van Basten shine for Milan and he admits a switch to the Rossoneri would be a dream transfer.
"I have a liking for Milan, my idol was Marco van Basten," he added. "Then arrived Sheva (Andrei Shevchenko) and now I could see him even closer (at Chelsea)."
Rossi has been given the nod by Italy Under-21 coach Pierluigi Casiraghi and he is looking forward to the chance to represent his country.
"I'm really happy for the call-up," he declared. "It's a unique occasion and I want to play my best."