Report: Juventus want Marcelo Trotta, will use him to sign Tottenham target Simone Zaza

The Fulham reject has been in good form since heading back to Italy in January.

Fulham have been producing some quality looking young players recently but one player who never really got a chance to shine at Craven Cottage was Italian striker Marcelo Trotta.

He arrived in England in 2009, firstly with Manchester City. Three months later he made a move to Fulham, signing a professional contract with the club.

But despite successful loan spells with Wycombe Wanderers and Brentford he never got a chance for Fulham and in January was let go.

He returned to Italy, joining Serie B side Avellino in a deal reported by Avellino-Calcio to have cost the Italian side just €700,000.

He has been in great form since.

He has three goals in three games for the Italian under-21s and since joining Avellino he has been on fire, netting four times in ten games.

That has reportedly caught the eye of Italian giants Juventus. Calcio Mercato are reporting that Juventus will make a move for the player in the summer.

That could also have an impact on Tottenham’s transfer plans. There are reports this morning, including one from TMW, that should he sign for Juventus he will be immediately loaned out to Sassuolo – as a replacement for Tottenham target Simone Zaza.

The Italian international has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in recent months. The Sassuolo striker was linked with the move by The Express back in January, with a reported fee of £11 million mooted.

Juventus are also keen on signing the player and reportedly have a buyback option regarding his services.

And it would now seem that Juventus’ grand plan to get a hold of the player is to butter up Sassuolo with the implementation of Trotta at the club as a sweetener.

He could replace Zaza who would then be free to return to Juventus.

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