Hibs keep tabs on former Juventus midfielder '“ reports

Hibs are eyeing up a move for Italian central midfielder Fausto Rossi, according to reports in the player's homeland.

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am
Fausto Rossi was bought by Juventus for £1.5million in 2012. Pic: Getty

Rossi came through the youth system at Juventus, but started his professional career at Vicenza before moving back to the Bianconeri for a fee of £1.5million in 2012.

However, the 25-year-old failed to make a first-team appearance at Juve, instead being farmed out on loan to Brescia, Valladolid, Cordoba and finally at Pro Vercelli, where he was team-mate of former Hibs striker Dominique Malonga.

Capped 24 times at under-21 level for Italy, Rossi is now a free agent and, according to tuttomercatoweb, Easter Road boss Neil Lennon is running the rule over him, as well as a hosts of clubs in America’s MLS.

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Hibs are facing a shortage of midfielders at present, with John McGinn out until the new year after having an ankle operation, while Fraser Fyvie is awaiting scan results on a groin strain and Marvin Bartley is nursing a foot injury.