Former MANCHESTER UNITED player Giuseuppi Rossi returned to football by signing for Serie B team SPAL.
The forward had spent 11 MONTHS out of the game after leaving Real Salt Lake in January.
Rossi, 34, spent the last few weeks on probation with SPAL and he did enough to land a contract.
He put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season, according to Estense.com.
SPAL President Joe Tacopina is confident Rossi will make a huge difference to his team.
He told Calciomercato: “This is my big project. He played a friendly game last week and scored a magnificent goal.
“He feels good, but he will need time. Slowly he will be ready. Rossi can make the difference because no one qualifies for Serie B.
This means Rossi will play in Italy for the first time since 2018, when he showed up for the top-tier Genoa squad.
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And Rossi is hoping for a more successful fate this time around, having scored just one goal in 10 games for Genoa.
After this stint, the Italian spent two years out of the game before ending up in MLS.
Rossi started his Man United career under Sir Alex Ferguson, playing 14 times and scoring four goals.
He also had loan spells at Newcastle United and Parma, before joining Villarreal for what would be the most successful stint of his career.
The Italian scored 82 goals in 191 appearances for the Yellow Sub, before joining Fiorentina in 2013.
Loan spells at Levante and Celta followed, ahead of his season at Genoa.
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the-sun : Former Man Utd forward Giuseppe Rossi, 34, signs short-term contract with Serie B side SPAL after making a free transfer