Greg Griffin, the chairman of Adelaide United has told the Adelaide Advertiser that the club are serious about signing Luca Toni. The club are also already asked the World Cup winner’s representatives for more details about what it would take to bring Toni to the club.
Toni has been linked with a move to Australia when his contract expires at the end of June, and Adelaide have emerged as a possible destination for the 37-year-old Italian. “If we do something, we so it seriously,” Griffin said of Adelaide’s interest in Toni. “Basically we are looking at this situation with Luca Toni seriously. We’re sitting on the whiteboard working how we can do it.”
The club has asked for more information to make the deal comes true, after the Hellas Verona goal machine was presented as a very real option to the Reds. After falling one game short of the Hyundai A-League grand final this season, Adelaide are looking forward to strengthen their squad.
No one can deny that Toni has been showing superb performances for Hellas Verona this season, and currently sits on top of the Serie A goal scoring charts. He is breaking the 20-goal mark at the weekend for the sixth time during his career. And amazingly, he now has an impressive tally of 21 goals from 37 games this season.
He has won the same title for 2005/2006 season in which he scored 31 goals, as well as finishing top scorer with 24 goals in the 2007/2008 Bundesliga.
Toni reached the pole position to be this year Capocannoniere by his two goals against Parma. Currently he holds a one goal over Juventus’ Carlos Tevez and Inter’s Mauro Incardo who are already going to the final round of fixtures. His strength, aerial prowess, and power have seen him become one of the best ever headers of the ball in the Italia League.