Macheda agent asks Man United to set him free

Italian marksman Federico Macheda is edging towards a Serie A return and the player's representative has urged Manchester United to let him leave.

Federico Macheda has been at Manchester United since 2007 but it seems that his time in England could be coming to an end.

The Roman marksman grew up in Lazio's youth system but he walked out on the Biancocelesti for Manchester United somewhat controversially when he was 16.

Life in England hasn't exactly panned out as Macheda would have hoped and he has made only sporadic appearances for United.

The 22-year-old has been sent out on loan to Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, VFB Stuttgart and most recently Doncaster Rovers and seems to be outside David Moyes' first-team plans.

Sampdoria are said to be keen to welcome Macheda back even though he didn't find the net during his 14-game loan spell there and former side Lazio could also step in.

Macheda's agent Giovanni Bia has called on Manchester United to stand aside and let Macheda leave the club this January rather than in June.

"We are trying to convince United to let Federico go now rather than in June," Bia told Tuttomercatoweb.

"There are various Serie A teams looking at him. For example Sassuolo are looking at him but for now there are no talks."

Since representing Italy at Under-21 level, Macheda's stock has dwindled and he will be hoping to re-launch his career back in his homeland.

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