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Giuseppe Rossi Joins La Liga Levante

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Valencia, Spain – Spanish Valencia club Levante has announced the signing of Italian-American Giuseppe Rossi on loan from Fiorentina until the end of the season.

The Italian forward had made it clear that his reason for leaving the Serie A club was mainly due to wanting more playing time. Rossi had been recovering from a fourth knee operation.

On Thursday he wrote a long message on Twitter in response to a fan of Fiorentina, the Florence club known as the ‘Viola’ in Italy.

”I’m the first to be disappointed because I owe a debt to the Fiorentina fans,” Rossi said. ”I gave my all in everything I’ve done, from therapy to training in recent times, because I wanted to continue to give them emotions on the pitch. But it’s hard to do when chances are few and far between.

”Football is life for me, and if you take that away from me I can never be happy. I hope that you and the Fiorentina fans can understand me because I want to smile again. I’ll always keep the Viola in my heart, and I can never forget the goosebumps you gave me on Sundays.”

Levante is dead-last in La Liga standings and hopes that Rossi can bring a spark to the club to confront the difficult task that will be staying on the Spanish top-flight.

Levante will reportedly have the right to buy Rossi at the end of the season for around 6 million euros ($6.5 million) but the 28-year-old is keen to return to Italy.

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