Pique said: "Ah, Giuseppe I hope that the rumour [he is coming to Barcelona] is true because he is not only a friend from my time in Manchester, but a striker of absolute quality.
"He knows how to do everything well. He has an assassin-like left-foot and a lot of goals in his feet.
"Today Rossi is one of the opponents who makes me suffer the most because he is little, quick and technical.
"How I'd like to have him on my side again "