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Toon passed up opportunity to sign £12m Italian

Newcastle United turned down the chance to sign then- 19 year-old Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi during his loan stint at St James Park in 2006 from Manchester United, it has emerged.

The player has since completed a £6.6 million move to La Liga outfit Villarreal, and at 22, is now a full International with the Italian national side.

It has emerged that Rossi would have been allowed to leave Old Trafford for a meagre fee of £4 million had the Magpies exercised their option to purchase the USA-born Italian hitman.

According to reports, Rossi's current value has skyrocketed and is estimated to be around £12 million.

It really puts relegation into perspective for the Magpies, does it not? While the likes of Shola Ameobi remained at the Toon, promising players such as Rossi were let go without a thought.

The fans will hope for a better transfer policy from the new owners, whoever they may be. There have been too many mistakes in the past, and the club is paying the price at present.




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The Journalist

Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 9 2009

Time: 7:28PM

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nice one guys hahahaha! u shoulda donewat spurs do buy the youths e.g huddlestone lennon dawson.... danny rose?
spursfan101
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09/06/2009 19:58:00

Great strategy. Let Rossi go and buy Joey Barton.
Sindbad
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09/06/2009 20:04:00

I feel for you guys - you've been let down badly by those behind the scenes!
merlin
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09/06/2009 20:31:00

Typical, a player with loads of potential and premier league experience that we let slip away. he can score goals something that we have been lacking all season
sfosteruk
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09/06/2009 20:51:00

Sad.. But deserved. Ashely brought this down hjimself. Your new owners will hopefully be better folk!
JT_daniel
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10/06/2009 11:22:00

Complete incompetents. We gave Rossi about 30 minutes in pitch time whilst he was here, preferring Sibierski.
BaldEagle
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10/06/2009 17:53:00

huddlestone lennon dawson.... and these three clowns are what exactly? On top of their game? Oh the world must be so rosey if your a deluded spud supporter.
tomog
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