Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2012

Juventus’ Fabio Quagliarella to join Roma?

AS Roma’s current striking crisis is giving forwards around Serie A the opportunity to get their name in the spotlight as one after the other is linked with a move toRome.

The latest, and one of the more credible, is Juventus striker, and 25 cap Italian international, Fabio Quagliarella.

Il Corriere dello Sport report that the 28 year-old’s time inTurin is done and that Roma are interested in bringing him to the Stadio Olimpico due to the current lack of striking options.

Marco Boriello has gone on loan from Roma to Juventus and, less than 24 hours later, top scorer Pablo Osvaldo strains a thigh that will keep him out of action for the next two months.  This means that securing the services of a top drawer striker is now of paramount importance for coach Luis Enrique.

Quagliarella certainly fits the bill in the top drawer striker mode despite being his lack of first-team football this season after the arrival in the summer of Mirko Vucinic.  One stumbling block may be the striker’s fee as he currently has a contract with the Turingiants until summer 2014 so therefore is unlikely to come cheap.

The much travelled Quagliarella has previously played for Torino, Udinese, Ascoli, Sampdoria and Napoli. After a blinding first half of the season in 2010-11 he suffered a bad cruciate ligament injury in January 2011 that ruined the rest of his season and he has found it difficult to gain regular first team action since, despite signing a new three year-deal in the summer.

Personally I think this might be a good move for Roma if they can get him for a decent fee.  He’s always been a high quality player and his partnership with Di Natale at Udinese was straight from the Calcio heavens.

Fingers crossed for this one.

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