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Giuseppe Rossi set for training stint with MLS side LAFC - source

Former Manchester United and Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi is set to take part in a training stint with MLS side LAFC, a league source has confirmed to ESPN FC.

The Athletic's Kristian Dyer was the first to report Rossi's trial with LAFC.

Rossi has been without a club since the end of the 2017-18 season when his contract with Genoa wasn't renewed following a failed drug test. Rossi was cleared of the charge last October.

He also recently trained with Manchester United, the team with whom he began his professional career in 2004.

Rossi, 32, has had success in some of the world's top leagues. His most successful period came during a six-season spell with Villarreal when he scored 80 goals in 181 league and cup appearances.

However, a series of knee injuries cut short his time with the Yellow Submarine, and he later latched on with Fiorentina starting in January of 2013.

He found success with the Viola, scoring 20 times in 45 league and cup appearances, but knee injuries continued to plague him, and he was loaned out to Levante and Celta before moving to Genoa.

At international level, Rossi has appeared 30 times for Italy, the birth country of his parents, scoring seven goals in 30 appearances.