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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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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?
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09/06/2009 19:58:00

Great strategy. Let Rossi go and buy Joey Barton.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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