Viduka Future Clearer In The Next Week
The future of Australian striker Mark Viduka should be clearer in the next week, with newspaper reports stating that a deal with Middlesbrough is imminent.
The future of Australian striker Mark Viduka should be clearer in the next week, with newspaper reports stating that a deal with Middlesbrough is imminent. Viduka, has been a prime target for Boro for the last six months, and are desperate to sign a striker that can score over 15 goals a season. It was reported that Viduka, currently holidaying in Croatia, will take a significant weekly pay cut but will receive a substantial sign-on fee as part of the deal. Meanwhile Qantas Socceroo goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac and his Perugia team face an uphill battle to stay in the Italian Serie A, after losing the promotion/relegation play-off against Fiorentina. Fiorentina won the match 1-0 thanks to an early goal and go back to Florence, hoping to claim their place back in the Serie A, after they were forced to close down operations after relegation at the end of the 2001/02 season. After one season in the Serie C2 as Florentia Viola, they won promotion to the expanded Serie B and finished in sixth spot to win its spot in the play-off against Perugia. Perugia must win the second leg on Sunday by two goals if it-s going to retain its place in the Serie A. It is rumoured that if Fiorentina is promoted to the Serie A, Qantas Socceroo midfielder Vince Grella could well find himself moving to the club from nearby Empoli, who has already been relegated to the Serie B next season.