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Once renowned for terrorising Serie A and B defences alike, Francesco Tavano now looks set to be joining Lega Pro side Padova.

Now a sprightly 37 years of age, the veteran hitman spent last season with the Lupi of Avellino in Serie B where he found the net four times in 24 appearances. Best known for his time at Empoli where he scored 118 goals in just over 300 appearances, Tavano is set to join the club where Alessandro Del Piero started his career.

Tuttomercatoweb are reporting the words of Avellino President Walter Taccone, “My son Massimilano (General Manager) has reached a tentative agreement with the players agent that will allow him to join Padova. The last word is up to him.”

Tavano should prove a shrewd purchase for Padova who will be looking to put his skill and experience to use as they go in search of promotion to Serie B

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