Toni has arrived on a free loan from Bayern Munich for the remainder of the season.
âAs soon as the chance arose to join Roma, I had no doubts and wanted to come here immediately,â he told journalists in his presentation Press conference.
âI am in the team I always wanted since the problems started with my old club. I am at the Coachâs disposal to reach prestigious targets.â
Toni returns to Serie A for the first time since leaving Fiorentina in 2007 and hopes to follow in the footsteps of another ex-Viola star, Scudetto-winning Batistuta.
âBatistuta was a great striker and when I was at Fiorentina many people compared me to him. I beat his scoring record in Florence, so âovertookâ him there.
âHe proved himself a great champion at Roma and won the title here, while I have yet to play my first game and score my first goal. I have six months to earn the Roma shirt and Iâm really fired up.â