Giuseppe Rossi Discussing a Deal with Real Salt Lake

Giuseppe Rossi with Fiorentina in 2015. Photo by Franco Romano/Nurphoto/REX/Shutterstock

Former Italy international Giuseppe Rossi is reportedly trying to resurrect his career in MLS. According to The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal, the 33-year-old forward is currently training with Real Salt Lake in an attempt to land a contract with the team.

Rossi, who was born in the United States, last played during the 2017/18 season with Seria A side Genoa. After that, he trained with Manchester United, LAFC, and Villarreal, but failed to get signed.

Giuseppe Rossi started his professional career with Manchester United, where he was regarded as a future star. Things, however, didn’t work out for Rossi in Manchester, as he spent the majority of his time there on loans and ended up playing only five games with the team.

In 2007, Rossi joined Villarreal and started to show flashes of his talent, but a couple of knee injuries slowed down his progress, and he was never the same player again. He played 192 games and scored 82 goals for Villarreal in six seasons before embarking on stints with Fiorentina, Levante, Celta Vigo, and Genoa.

Rossi represented Italy 30 times and scored seven goals but was never part of the country’s World Cup squads.