50 players to watch at the World Cup - Number 50 Giuseppe Rossi

02 April 2010 11:17

In the very first of a new feature being brought to you every weekday in the build-up to this summer's World Cup, football.co.uk gives you a closer look at 50 players you should look out for in South Africa.

First up, Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi.

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Name: Giuseppe Rossi

Age: 23

Country: Italy

Club: Villareal

International caps: 14

International goals: 3


Although relatively inexperienced at international level, Giuseppe is one of very few players to have played in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga - and all that at the age of just 23.

The former Manchester United forward may have only appeared five times for the Red Devils, but his huge potential led to a £6.6 million move to Spanish side Villareal in 2007.

With a decent goal return for the Yellow Submarine and some impressive performances for Italy in last summer's Confederations Cup, it's clear to see why Sir Alex Ferguson put a buy-back clause in the deal that took him to Spain.

Source: DSG