Atalanta sporting director Gabriele Zamagna believes that Guiseppe Rossi's return to Serie A will prove to be beneficial to Italian football.
The Villarreal forward is on the verge of a move to Fiorentina, with a fee having been agreed between the two clubs, and will return to the nation of his descent when personal terms are finalised, much to the delight of the 49-year-old.
"I'm pleased that Guiseppe Rossi has decided to return to Italy," he told Sky Sport.
"Seeing him play in a strong and ambitious team is an asset for all of Italian football."
Zamagna was at Parma when Rossi helped them escape from relegation in 2007, and went on to say that he still has a close relationship between the player.
"He left Italy in 2004 to go to Manchester United and then came back, and was the protagonist in a miraculous escape [from relegation]," he continued.
"There is a special relationship between us because of that. He helped us a lot at Parma and I hope his career takes off again after injuries."