The Italian forward, Ciro Immobile, has officially returned to Italy‘s Serie A after being away for a little over 18 months. Ciro joined Borussia Dortmund from Torino back in June of 2014. Dortmund loaned the forward to Sevilla during the first half of the season. Immobile struggled to acquire playing time for the Andalusians, netting only four goals in 15 appearances.
Immobile is now back at the same club that sold him to the Bundesliga club. The loan deal is stretched to the end of the current season with an option for a permanent move if Torino wishes to keep him. Ciro will look forward to reignite his form with a Torino side that is sitting in 14th place in Serie A.
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Ciro spoke to Torino’s official website “I am so happy, I can’t wait to be at the disposal of the coach and my teammates. I thank president Urbano Cairo, director Gianluca Petrachi and the whole club for putting their faith in me again. I also want to thank the fans for the welcome at the airport. I didn’t expect it, which made the whole thing even more wonderful. I return to Toro with huge enthusiasm, find a group of friends and bring my desire to do well for a prestigious shirt that gave me so much joy.”
Torino president Urbano Cairo included “Immobile is a player who gave a lot to Toro, just as Toro gave a great deal to him, and there has always been a wonderful rapport between us. Over the last few days we spoke and I immediately realized how much he wanted to come back. His words had contagious enthusiasm and this is how negotiations with Sevilla began.”
Secreto de equipo.Por su trabajo por el equipo,por no dejar de luchar y porque todos somos uno.Una alegría tremenda. pic.twitter.com/Xg8ZmQ93vU
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Cairo also added “To Ciro, on behalf of the club and our fans who showed great enthusiasm, we say welcome back.”
Torino as mentioned earlier languishes in 14th in Italy’s Serie A. The major concern for il Toro has been the lack of scoring goals, the last match in which Torino scored more than once in Serie A was back on the 28th of November 2015, a 2-0 victory against Bologna. The opportunity for Immobile to find his old form is there for him to seize.