On Sunday (24/5), Luca Toni rose to the top of the Serie A goal scoring charts, breaking the 20-goal mark in a season for the sixth time in his career. He is also setting the sights on a second Serie A golden boot award as a present for his 38th birthday.
In his latest match against Parma, he gave two goals which took Toni one ahead of Juventus’ Carlos Tevez and Mauro Icardi of Inter, as the current Capocannoiere of Serie A is 21 goals. He is on the verge of winning the golden boot and would be the first Hellas Verona player to do so. According to him, it would be “a great satisfaction” to win Serie A’s golden boot especially following the move to the top of the standings. The award would be really satisfying, both for him and the teammates, he believes.
“Sunday (31/5) is our final game at home against Juventus, one of the strongest side in Europe. In fact, I want to wish them all the best of luck in the Champions League final,” said the Hellas Verona forward. Luca Toni has scored 41 goals over the past two seasons since returning to Italian football in 2014 following some way down when he moved to Al-Nasr in the previous year.
During his 2012/2013 season in Fiorentina, Toni had bagged eight goals. With the club he won his first top scorer’s award with 31 goals in 2005/2006 campaign, while he also finished the 2007/2008 season as top scorer in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich.
Toni has become a vital player for Hellas as he almost single-handedly lead the club to Serie A secure position in 13th position. While recently it is reported that Australian A-League side Adelaide United are interested to get him on the club, while there have been suggestions that he might return to the Italy national team.