Christian Vieri has set his sights on coming out of retirement to take part in the ever-growing Chinese Super League.
Now 43-years-old, Vieri retired in 2009 aged 36 and played for virtually all of Italy’s top clubs including Juventus, Lazio, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Sampdoria and Fiorentina, as well as earning 49 caps for Italy, scoring 23 goals.
He became the world’s most expensive player in 1999 when Inter Milan paid £32 million to secure his services following one season with Lazio.
But despite seven years out of the game, speaking on a video on his Instagram page, Vieri stated: “Huge news – Bobo is back. I’ve decided to go play in China.”
He will join fellow Italian striker Graziano Pelle in making the switch to play in the Far East, following his £13 million move from Southampton.