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Macheda's agent has said that talks are at an advanced stage with Stuttgart, said Siena & Bologna are interested too though. Also said he'll "join a club on loan with the option to be signed outright as his contract expires in June 2014”
Macheda is perfect example of how loan moves can go wrong.
Welbeck & Cleverley were in the same sort of age group they both had great loan moves to Preston/Sunderland & Leicester/Watford/Wigan that sped up there development.
Macheda has talent and he got a taste of the first team when other strikers were injured at the time he burst on to the scene he was tearing it up in the reserves teams. He then had 2 real stinkers of loan moves to teams struggling against relegation he is a striker who given service is useful if you don't create chances for him though he won't be in the game.
I also think he has a bit more of an ego than the English lads as he was hot property in Italy and Utd spent good money getting him to come to us we even moved his family to England as part of the deal. Now when he got that taste of the first team I think he thought he'd made it so he developed the attitude of the first team player when he was moved back to the reserves he still had the first team player attitude.
Macheda/Welbeck 3 years ago were of similar quality but you only have to look at the difference in there levels now to see how valuable good loan spells can be.
Probably his level to be honest. I would like to see a permanent deal for him somewhere just so that he can get his career on track and settle somewhere. Not sure if 'that' goal helped him out in the long run.