This link has been on a few sites now.
We have been linked with 30 year old Simone Farina – CALICOMERCATO LINK
ASTON VILLA MARKET FLOUR GUBBIO / BIRMINGHAM (England) – With its ‘great refusal’ he gave on the match-fixing investigation. Simone Farina, defender of Gubbio, after becoming the symbol of football 200 000 euros in refusing clean attempted to combine a cup game with Cesena, Italy, denouncing the attempted bribe to the Federal prosecutor, a few days ago he received a large supply from ‘Aston Villa. The Birmingham club wants him to sign a three-year assignments in the youth sector, as reported by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’. An important recognition, yet another for the man already named ambassador for fair play from FIFA President Blatter.
It appears from reading this that we are offerring a deal to a player who blew the bribery scandal in Italy apart. This appearts to be on a coaching deal with the Youth Team rather than a first team player.
A rather random but fun link.
James Horncastle a European football writer has said this on TWITTER
James Horncastle @JamesHorncastle
Farina is 30, but, according to Gazzetta, he’s considering ending his playing career, to work within the game teaching fair-play/good values
James Horncastle James Horncastle @JamesHorncastle
Gazzetta claim that Villa want to add Farina to their youth set-up + get him to teach youngsters about fair-play/morality etc #AVFC