Amauri ready for "new adventure" with Torino
Brazilian-born forward Amauri has insisted he is ready to succeed at Torino.
The 34 year-old, who was brought in from Parma on a free transfer on Monday, is pleased with the club's desire to sign him and admits that negotiations stem back to the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
“I wanted to experience a new adventure and get back to playing,” he told Tuttosport, as reported by Football Italia.
“Toro are the team that sought after me the most and I cannot wait to get started. I come to the Granata with great enthusiasm and then I have always liked challenges. I will try to help Torino continue their run of positive results.
“How and when did the move come about? Immediately after the game at the end last season, when with Parma I was at the Olimpico for the match that could have determined who qualified for Europe.
“Let’s say that the first enquiries came more or less at that time, and have finally now come to fruition.”
Amauri has been signed by Torino as a replacement for Alessio Cerci, who was sold to Atlético de Madrid for a reported fee of €14 million.
Despite his pedigree in Serie A - he scored 84 goals in 316 appearances - the Carapicuíba native may take time to win over the fans, due to his past at city rivals Juventus.