Aji Yulianto

Monday 23 March, 2009

Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni has reservations about Brazilian born Amauri one day playing for Italy.

Amauri was recently given the all clear to apply for Italian citizenship by virtue of his wife being Italian.

The 28-year-old Juventus striker, who was born in Carapicuiba, has never once been capped by Brazil.

He would therefore be eligible to play for Italy once he receives an Italian passport, which could take six months.

When asked if he would accept Amauri playing for the Azzurri, Toni replied: “I don't know, he has to decide.

“He certainly is an important player, but is clear that he should have managed the situation in another way.”

Amauri has regularly flip flopped this season on the question of which country he would like to represent.

Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso recently told the former Palermo attacker he should choose Brazil over Italy.

“Marco Di Vaio is also doing very well,” Toni told Sky Italia as if to make a case for the Bologna striker instead of Amauri.

“We need to take everyone into consideration. Coach Marcello Lippi has to make the decisions. I think Di Vaio deserves a lot more respect than Amauri,” he concluded.

Amauri has scored 14 goals in 37 appearances for Juventus this season, while Di Vaio has found the net on 19 occasions for Bologna in

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