Liverpool ready to move in after Giuseppe Rossi's agent confirms likely exit

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The agent of Italian footballer Giuseppe Rossi has claimed the player is "99% certain" to leave Italian side Fiorentina this season, paving the way for Liverpool to make an offer for the out-of-favour striker, according to the Mirror.

Rossi has struggled at Italian side Fiorentina, failing to break back into the first team after recovering from a knee injury that saw him miss the entire 2014-2015 season.

Despite his struggles with injuries, however, the American-born Italian did score 17 goals in 24 appearances in his first full season in Italy, as well as 32 goals in 56 games three years previously for Spanish side Villareal.


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Rossi's agent, Federico Pastorello told Radio Marte, as per Football Italia: “The club has realised it cannot keep hold of the lad because he wants to play."

He added: “He (Rossi) will 99 per cent leave Fiorentina in January.”

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A graduate of the Manchester United academy, after signing for the English giants as a 17-year-old from Parma, Rossi has seen his career constantly plagued with injuries that have prevented him from fulfilling his obvious potential.

Due to his position within the Fiorentina squad and his stellar record whenever he is fit, the striker will have no shortage of suitors in both the January and summer transfer windows should the Italians choose to sell.

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Liverpool are reportedly keen to take a risk on the Italian, due to their own struggles in front of goal this season while Serie A sides Bologna and Sampdoria are also thought to be interested.

Sources close to Rossi claim that the striker favours any move that would see him remain in Serie A, although were the right offer to come along from abroad, the striker would be forced to consider making the move away from the country he calls home.

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