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Fulham reject Marcelo Trotta eyes Italy Euro 2016 squad one year after Craven Cottage exit

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The Italian striker has been excellent since heading back to Italy.

Fulham have been producing some quality looking young players recently. Of course, they can't always make the grade. One player who never really got a chance to shine at Fulham 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 last year Fulham let him 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 (£530,000).

Since joining Avellino he has been in excellent form. He scored 20 goals in 41 games in the past 12 months with Avellino which has earned him a move to Serie A high-flyers Sassuolo.

Now the Fulham reject is hoping he can carry on his good form at the club and put himself in contention for the European Championships in the summer.

The Italian under-21 international is quoted by Tutto Mercato Web as stating:

"The experience in the Premier gave me so much, especially in terms of personal growth. I have no regrets, thanks to this path a bit alternative to get here.

"Sassuolo is a great realisation, there is a desire to grow and do well. There was no indecision.

"Italy? There is hope, but I work hard. The road is long but nothing is impossible."

Fulham fans will be wondering how they allowed the player go considering he has gone on to be such a hit in his home country.

If he ends up at France in the summer - Fulham will be kicking themselves even more.

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