Marcello Trotta signs for Sassuolo from Avellino

Serie A club Sassuolo have signed former Fulham and Brentford striker Marcello Trotta.

Trotta, 23, was briefly a trainee with Manchester City and scored 12 goals during a season on loan with Brentford before leaving Fulham for Avellino last January.

Now Sassuolo, who announced his permanent capture on their official website, can include him in their squad for Wednesday's league meeting with Torino at the Mapei Stadium.