It’s been rumoured for awhile now and today’s it’s been announced the striker’s holding a press conference on Friday. From Canadian Soccer News:
Bologna’s captain will meet the press on Friday at 12:45 pm local time (8:45 am ET) at the club’s Casteldebole training complex.
“I believe Marco will announce he is leaving Bologna”, La Repubblica reporter Francesco Intorcia told SoccerPlus on Thursday.
On Wednesday, France Football corroborated this site’s report that an agreement in principle has been reached that will bring Di Vaio to the North American top flight next month, adding the deal will be a free transfer, since the Italian’s current contract goes until June 2013.
Marco DiVaio’s numbers seem tailor made for MLS, and the Impact. “The Stoat” as he’s apparently known (a type of weasel, I suppose he looks pretty weasily) leads the team in goals with 10 this season and five assists, which is remarkable because his key pass rate is comparatively low. In other words, he picks his passes.
But the most important number (outside of his Inzaghi-esque offside rate) is 35. His age. He’s almost 36. At the Impact he’ll already be joining former teammates Matteo Ferrari and Bernardo Corradi. A potentially good move for the club, and an end to those hideous Del Piero rumours.