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Cassano closing in on move to Ibiza

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UD Ibiza are closing in on the signing former Italy international Antonio Cassano, according to Football Espana.

The veteran Italian striker is expected to join the Spanish Segunda Division B outfit on a free transfer this summer. The former Real Madrid striker would link up with another experienced Serie A striker Marco Borriello, who completed his move to the Islanders this week.

The club, based in the holiday resort on the Balaeric Islands, were promoted to Spain’s third tier this summer for the first time since their formation in 2015.

Reports in the Italian media say a deal is close despite the striker not appearing in football for over a year, announcing in January that he was ‘done’ with football.

Ibiza are currently owned by Amadeo Salvo, who is best known for his presidency of Valencia between 2013 and 2015 while they are attempting to generate great interest alongside building a team capable of promotion.

Cassano is somewhat of a journey man in his career having played for Bari, Roma, Real Madrid, Sampdoria, AC Milan, Inter, Parma, Hellas Verona and the Italian national team during his colourful career.

The Italian bad boy as he was fondly called by the press never truly hit the heights projected when he came onto to the scene as a talented teenager in Bari.