Soccer: Rossi signs for Genoa (2)

Injury-dogged ex-Italy striker will start by Jan 3

(ANSA) - Genoa, December 4 - Injury-dogged former Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi has signed for Genoa after passing a lengthy medical.
    "Bad luck has taken a lot from me but there has always been a desire and no one will take that away from me," Rossi said Tuesday.
    "Stop playing? Never".
    Rossi stressed that his last injury had been seven and a half months ago and he was "feeling fine and training great". The Serie A side said he will be be able to play after documents from the Spanish soccer federation arrive - at the latest on January 3.
    Rossi, 30, signed a contract tying him to Genoa until next June, with an option for one more season.
    Rossi's medical was so long because of the numerous ligament woes he has had.
    American-born Rossi last played for Celta Vigo last season and has been a free agent since June.
    His former clubs include Manchester United, Villarreal - where his goalscoring feats earned him the nickname 'Pepito' Fiorentina and Levante.
    He earned 30 Italy caps between 2008 and 2014, scoring seven times for his country.