Former Manchester United player Federico Macheda is seeking a fresh start as his deal with Italian side Novara Calcio 1908 ends on June 30, 2018. The player was condemned to playing with the Italian football outfit when he could not get any top club to employ him. Since Cardiff released the player following a loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 2016, Macheda has not been able to get a notable side to take a chance on him.

Macheda came through Manchester United’s youth system but he could not quite get a permanent shirt. He went on several loan spells that includes QPR, Stuggart, Doncaster Rovers and Birmingham before he left Old Trafford on a free deal to Cardiff.

In 29 games in the Italian lower league, the Serie B, he netted four times. He did not impress as expected considering his experience and exposure. In May 2018, he scored a goal but also received a red cardin the game against Cremonese. The centre forward served the three-game suspension and ended his season on that note.

Reports say Novara are not ready to extend his deal when it lapses so the player is seeking elsewhere for a fresh start. There could be other Serie B sides who might want his services but the player would most likely want a fresh start rather than remain at Novara.