Tottenham have approached former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi over a possible short-term deal, according to reports in Italy.

Rossi is currently without a club but has been training with United to build fitness following an invite from his ex-teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 31-year-old isn’t expected to stick around at Old Trafford as he seeks a new employer – and surprise reports suggest he could end up at Spurs.

Italian outlet Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) claims Tottenham have made contact with Rossi, and the Londoners are said to be considering offering the striker a pay-as-you-play deal.

Rossi has been without a club since leaving Genoa at the end of last season. His career has been ravaged by a series of injuries, curtailing the fortunes of a once promising goal scorer.

The Italian enjoyed the best spell of his career with Villarreal and Fiorentina. He was linked with Spurs while playing for both clubs.

A move for him now, however, wouldn’t make a lot of sense, regardless of the risk-free nature of the mooted contract.

Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t like signing players for the sake of it, and this deal comes off as rather desperate.

Tottenham are perhaps in need of a striker with Harry Kane injured and Son Heung-min away at the Asian Cup, but Rossi isn’t the answer.



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