Premier League return for Federico Macheda?

Federico Macheda could soon be back in the Premier League following a spell on trial with Watford. 

The former Manchester United forward scored a penalty in Watford U23’s 4-2 defeat to Hull City.

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Federico Macheda was an instant hit at Manchester United.

Federico Macheda broke into the Manchester United first team in 2009 following an impressive run with their Reserve side.

Macheda’s most famous moment in a United shirt came against Aston Villa in April 2009 when the forward scored a 93rd minute winner.

Following a failure to live up to his potential, the Italian born striker was shipped out on loan to sides including Sampdoria, QPR and Doncaster Rovers in a bid to get first team football.

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Federico Macheda spent time on loan at Doncaster Rovers.

In 2014 following a loan spell with Birmingham City, Macheda signed for Cardiff City on a free transfer where he spent two years, making 27 league appearances.

The former VfB Stuttgart loanee recently made three league appearances for Nottingham Forest before he was released by his parent club, Cardiff during the summer.

In a bid to find a fresh start, Macheda was looking to move back to his native Italy with a possible move to Pescara on the table. This move fell through, allowing Watford to offer the player a lifeline.

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Federico Macheda’s last loan move was at Nottingham Forest.

Reports from the Daily Mirror suggest that, the former United forward was hoping to join Walter Mazzarri’s side in a bid to live up to the potential he once showed.

Watford fan, Billy Stephenson spoke to ElWriteBack about the possible move, “I think it would be a really good signing and I think he would fit in really well within the team.

“He would also work well alongside Walter Mazzarri and he would bring pure talent, whilst making our team even stronger.”

Federico Macheda of Cardiff

Federico Macheda could soon be returning to the Premier League. –  Photo: 2014 Michael Zemanek

 

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