Rocchi open to move overseas after Inter release

The 35-year-old striker was optimistic that he had done enough to convince the Nerazzurri that he was worthy of a new contract, but he is now a free agent
Tommaso Rocchi has admitted he had hoped to stay another season at Inter but is now open to moving overseas in order to continue his playing career.

The Nerazzurri signed the 35-year-old on a short-term contract from Lazio during the January transfer window to serve as cover for their injury-ravaged forward line.

Rocchi fared reasonably well at San Siro, netting two goals in eight Serie A appearances, but no contract extension was forthcoming, meaning he is now a free agent.

"Although it was not a very lucky season for us, I can say that Inter was a great experience for me," the former Biancocelesti forward told Corriere dello Sport.

"I had gone to Inter with the goal of staying there for a year and a half but there was not the possibility of continuing there.

"I'm fine now, though. I have already started working out with my trainer and I want to be ready if an opportunity presents itself.

"I will consider every offer that arrives, from Italy or from abroad.

"I showed that I'm in shape in the latter part of the season with Inter Milan, where I played with a certain continuity due to injuries of my fellow forwards."

Rocchi, who has three Italy caps to his name, had arrived at Appiano Gentile after eight years at the Stadio Olimpico.