Amo open to Scots approach
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The powerful defender fell in love with Scotland during his time with Rangers and Fifa's recent rule change has opened the door for him to represent his adopted nation.
Amoruso has little chance of representing Italy and says he would jump at the chance of playing international football under Vogts.
"It would be a great honour to play for Scotland because everyone knows how I feel about the country," he told The Daily Record. "I had the best years of my life in Glasgow and I began to feel like part of me was Scottish.
"If Berti Vogts wants me to play for his team I would find it very difficult to say no.
"Of course there would be many things to think about but I would love to play for Scotland and try to reach the World Cup.
"I'll also need to speak with my family to see how they would feel about me changing nationality and maybe playing against Italy in the World Cup qualifiers."
Amoruso attempted to play for Scotland during his Rangers days, but his hopes were dashed as he had represented Italy at Under-21 level.
However, Fifa's rules have changed to allow players to represent a different nation provided they have not secured full international honours for another country.
All that would stand in Amoruso's way would be for him to secure Scottish nationality, which should prove to be a formality.
Vogts is believed to be looking at other options, with Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson and Rangers keeper Stefan Klos possible additions to his squad.
Thompson has grown frustrated at being continually overlooked by England coach Sven Goran Eriksson and could be open to an offer from Scotland, but Vogts feels the chances of persuading Klos to join his squad are slim.
The Home Office are expected to rubber-stamp a rule change to allow uncapped Britains to swap nations provided they have lived in their 'adopted' country for over two years.
This change would open the door for Vogts to bring Bhoys ace Thompson into his squad for their World Cup qualifiers.