Federico Macheda Signed Three-Year Deal With Panathinaikos

Striker who burst on stage as a teenager in the Premier League has struggled to maintain the early heights, but has now had a chance in Greece. The former Manchester United star Federico Macheda has got the chance to revive his career by Panathinaikos. Italian striker Macheda performed on stage in stunning style when he scored a brilliant goal for his United debut as a teenager.

The Roman forward was just 17 get out of the bench to produce a moment of magic to turn his defender and rifled home a late winner in the Premier League clash with Aston Villa. He spent the next two years on the edge of the British troupe without being able to repeat the heroes whom the supporters hoped to have seen them pamper a new star of the future. The club sent him out on a number of pages at home and abroad to help him develop his game with regular first football.

In the end, United decided that time had elapsed that he ever spent a career at Old Trafford, and he was allowed to attend Cardiff on a free transfer. But despite early signs of promise, he again failed to establish himself as a regular side and was then sent out to Nottingham Forest on loan. After two years in Wales, he was released and moved back to Italy, where he was intercepted by Serie B side, Novara.And finally, he managed to play a regular part for the first time and scored 10 goals in 49 league shows in two seasons with the club. This form has been enough to convince Panathinaikos to give him a chance to make a name for himself in Greek football. Macheda has signed a three-year deal with the Athens club, seeking to revive their fortunes after a disappointing period in home football.