With competition for strikers at recently crowned Serie A Champions Juventus at a high, Fabio Quagliarella could be first on the list that would be allowed to leave the club this summer, with a move to MLS potentially on the cards.
He was first linked back in October of last year, with reports suggesting Toronto were a potential suitor for the former Udinese striker.
With negotiations on contracts proving hard to come by at the Old Lady, Quagliarella seems likely to be leaving this summer, so that Juventus could get a sum of money for him rather than waiting for him to leave on a free next year.
But it would appear that more than one party are interested in the striker, as Lazio are keen to keep the player in Italy with a move from Turin to Rome.
With three Serie A medals to his name, a player of his calibre could be just what some teams need in MLS, bringing his experience and clinical finishing to the league.Embed from Getty Images
(Photo: Quagliarella could score plenty of goals in MLS)
In October his agent Beppe Bozzo confirmed he could be out the door: “It’s true Toronto FC have expressed an interest in him, as well as a number of MLS clubs,” Bozzo told Tuttosport.
Speculation about his departure increased in January when he was out of the Europa League squad as his place was taken by January loan-signing Pablo Osvaldo.
There are currently no designated player spots available at Toronto, though Gilberto is under increasing pressure to get the goals, and with Luke Moore now added to the roster time looks to be running out for the Brazilian forward.
Could Quagliarella be another piece in the Toronto FC puzzle as they strive towards making the playoffs for the first time ever?