Tavano still set on Italy return
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia's Francesco Tavano has reiterated a desire to return to Italy in January.
Francesco Tavano admits he dream move to Valencia has turned sour and has reiterated a desire to return to Italy in January.
The hit-man joined from Empoli in the summer for a multi-million pound fee having been recommended by Che director of sport Amadeo Carboni.
However, injury problems have restricted him to a handful of substitute appearances but, despite having regained full fitness, he still does not appear to have the confidence of coach Quique Flores.
Tavano believes that is because of the strained relationship between Flores and Carboni and admits he would welcome a move back to Serie A if his predicament does not change in the next month.
"I was happy, I joined a big club in Valencia and had the opportunity to prove myself," he stated. "It's what I wanted.
"But once I arrived I found that something wasn't right - the relationship between the sporting director and coach wasn't good.
"I didn't know this, but I definitely didn't think I would become involved in the situation.
"The club invested heavily on me, but if things don't change in a month we'll have to see what happens in Italy.
"Finding a solution elsewhere is something that could be of interest to everyone."