After reports that Inter Milan are interested in bringing Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi back to Italy emanated earlier this week, his agent came out and claimed the New Jersey born player will cost any suitors approximately €40 million.
“[A bid of] €20 million was rejected last summer by Villarreal,” his representative, Frederico Pastorello, told Gr Parlamento. He has a recession clause in his contract worth €40 million and therefore his value is closer to €40 million than €20.”
The 22-year-old has impressed for Villarreal over the past two seasons, being chosen by Marcello Lippi for the senior national team in the process.
However, it is my understanding that Manchester United, who sold Rossi to Villarreal, have first rights to the player if Villarreal decide to sell him.