Tuesday, 8th December 2009

Disgruntled Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni, has made no secret about his desire to leave the German giants after his well-publicised bust-up with manager Louis van Gaal. Amidst reports Premier League side West Ham United are interested in signing, the 32-year-old has reiterated his desire to come back to his native Italy.

"I miss my country: the fans, my friends, my mother," Toni said to Chi. “I don’t know yet which team I will play for, but I know for sure that I will be going back to Italy. Here in Germany I have made mistakes, which I regret. These errors will probably cost me the chance to participate in the World Cup in South Africa, but I hope Lippi still calls on me.”

The outspoken Italian had planned to boost his chances to make Italy’s World Cup squad by manoeuvring a way to get more playing time, either at Bayern or back in Italy. It seems ironic now, that his decision to speak out against Bayern’s manager may in the end cost him his place in Marcelo Lippi’s side. The travelled striker, whichever team he agrees to join, will be signing for his 11th club as a professional footballer.




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