Rodney Strasser joins Livorno on loan


February 4, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone and former AC Milan midfielder, Rodney Strasser, has joined Italian Serie B side Livorno on loan for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old defensive midfielder moved from Genoa on the January transfer deadline day and according to diverse news in Italy, the former AC Milan man will spend the rest of the year on loan with the club in the hope of propelling the Amaranto back into Serie A.

In an exclusive interview with Concord Sports, Strasser said he was pleased with the move and looking forward to the new challenge.

“It is a great opportunity for me to get my career back on track as I have stayed on the sideline for over five months due to a shoulder injury. I am well determined to face the new challenge at Livorno and help them gain promotion to Serie A,” he said.

The former FC Kallon midfielder, who suffered a dislocated shoulder during an international assignment with the Sierra Leone national team Leone Stars in one of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, is now finally set to make his return from an injury which had ruled him out for almost the first half of the Italian Serie A season.

The move to Livorno is Strasser’s second loan spell since joining Genoa from AC Milan in 2013. He was first loaned out to Serie B club Reggina in August 2013.