Could Luca Toni be heading back to Serie A?

ToniLuca Toni departed the Italian league back in 2007 but it looks as if the striker could be leaving current club Bayern Munich pretty soon.

Toni was subbed at half-time in the German giant’s 1-1 draw with Schalke and reportedly opted to leave the Allianz Arena rather than watch the second-half from the bench with his team mates.

Uli Hoeness, the general manager of Bayern, confirmed that Toni’s behaviour was not acceptable following the draw with Schalke.

He said: “That was wrong and we have taken note of it.”

Oh dear, so could Toni’s German adventure be over after just two years? It really is starting to look that way as he isn’t getting regular football at Bayern and this latest incident may see his chances restricted even further.

Toni was a part of the Azzurri side who won the World Cup in 2006 and he will be eager to be a part of Marcello Lippi’s squad for South Africa 2010.  At 32-years-old this is probably his last opportunity to play in a World Cup and he may well look to leave Bayern to ensure he can make the final cut.

The main question is if Toni decides to head back to Italy, which Serie A side will take him?  I doubt he’ll return to Fiorentina in all honesty, despite a cracking goal scoring record for La Viola his departure left a bitter taste and they’re fairly well staffed in attack.

AC Milan and Inter probably have no need for his services either and Juventus are going well with their current attacking line-up so I doubt any of those three clubs will make a move. 

It may force Toni to look at the Premier League in England or a smaller Serie A side.  Perhaps one of the struggling Rome clubs, Lazio or Roma, will offer Toni an escape from Germany but whether they can raise the necessary funds remains to be seen.

In all honesty it is extremely hard to pick a possible destination for the former golden boy of the Italian attack.  However, it does seem almost certain he will be on the move in the next transfer window following his latest bust-up in Munich.

Written by Gareth Freeman, a sports writer promoting Irish horse racing tips and the Cheltenham 2010 festival for Betfair.

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