Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is widely expected to join Italian outfit Pescara before the end of the transfer window.
Currently playing with Cardiff City, the striker has never settled in English football after exploding onto the scene when playing for United.Macheda had one of the sensational first few matches for such a major club like United. However, he had been unable to keep up his reputation of scoring key goals and this led to one loan move after the other. Sir Alex Ferguson kept a lot of faith in the Italian striker before finally deciding to sell him in 2014.
The striker was expected to get some much needed regular first-team football at Cardiff. After having moved to the bluebirds on a free transfer,Macheda was given opportunities to impress. However, recurring injuries and poor form as a result of it meant thatMacheda’s form never improved. Following the club’s relegation to the Championship last season, Cardiff started looking at other alternatives and sent the player out on loan to Nottingham Forest in order to keep up his fitness levels. This summer,Macheda has reportedly been told by the club that he is free to leave.
Newly promoted Italian outfit Pescara are thought to be heavily interested in signing him. It remains to be seen if a return to Italy will spark his career. Still just 25 years old,Macheda has the ability and talent to revive his career, but he is fast running out of time in order to do so. There have been rumours that Pescara want to take him only on a loan deal, but it would finally bring an end toMacheda’s career in England one way or the other. It is also rumoured that Cardiff have also told Adam Le Fondre to find a new club.